Latvian Canapés

Latvian Canapés

The canapé in the middle is a classic at any Latvian party!   It is actually a classic at any northern European gathering, but my latvian grandmother tought me how to make them. The other 2 are just variations made with creamed herrings…

It is also a good excuse to finish those Easter eggs… 😉


  • Hard boiled eggs – sliced
  • Sandwich bread
  • Butter
  • Pickled Herrings in sour cream, soused herrings (Matjes), pickled herrings in sour cream and red beets  – cut in stripes.


  1. Toast the sandwich bread slightly. Cut the crust off.
  2. Make sure the butter is soft, then spread the toasts lightly with butter. Cut each toast in 4 – making 4 squares or 4 triangles.
  3. Peel and slice the eggs with an egg slicer.
  4. Add 1 – 2 slices of egg to each mini toast, add 1 or 2 herring stripes, and decorate.

This is just a mini recipe, but it is my after Easter favorite!