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Pickled Herring

7 pounds fresh herring fillets -- * see note
2 1/2 quarts white vinegar
6 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup allspice -- (whole)
1/4 cup mace -- (leaves)
1/4 cup black peppercorns
1/4 cup whole cloves
3 large onions -- sliced thinly
1 3/4 cups sugar


* skins left on and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Combine all ingredients except herring and boil for 15 minutes.

Add herring, let simmer for 15 minutes.

Let cool in liquid; refrigerate.