Beet, Egg & Potato Salad with Pickled Fennel and Capers

Beet, Egg & Potato Salad with Pickled Fennel and Capers

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I love the combination of earthiness, creaminess and pungency in a European herring salad, where the pickled fish is tossed with chopped potatoes, hard-boiled eggs and beets. This combination, sometimes including chopped apples, is enjoyed in Scandinavia, Russia and Northern Germany — essentially, wherever the ground is frozen much of the time. Well, the ground hasn’t been frozen for a while in New York, but we’ve still got rations of winter’s potatoes and beets before spring vegetables enter the scene. So I made a somewhat deconstructed version of the traditional salad, swapping in pickled fennel and sharp capers for herring.](http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyerway/7003637549/ "IMG_2278 by cathyerway, on Flickr")

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