1teaspoonGerman yellow mustard(tastes significantly different than American yellow mustard) (optional: some also like to add a touch of horseradish)
1cup sour cream
1/4-1/3cupheavy whipping cream
3tablespoonsGerman mayonnaise(tastes significantly different than American mayonnaise)
1-2tablespoonsfresh chopped dill
for serving: boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, crusty bread
In a small bowl, whisk together the pickle juice, mustard, oil, vinegar, salt and sugar until emulsified and the salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir in the whipping cream, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and dill.
Place the diced herring, apples, beets, onions, and pickles in a large bowl.Pour the dressing over the herring mixture and carefully stir until thoroughly combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. If the salad is thicker than you prefer, add a little whipping cream. If you prefer the dressing thicker, add more sour cream and/or mayonnaise.
To serve, lay some slices of boiled egg over a mound of herring salad with a sprig of fresh dill. You can also add some onions sliced into rings. Place the potatoes next to the salad. Alternatively, spread the herring salad on crusty bread.Can serve 4 as a side or main dish or more people as an hors d'oeuvres.