Kippers, a common breakfast food in England, are whole herring filets that are salted, pickled and smoked. They frequently are served with eggs and mashed potatoes.
ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Would you try kippers?
Andrew King: I had to Google this, but I generally prefer my fish fresh, so I'm going to pass on this one.
Scott Hummel: In can form, it's a great survival food, like sardines. I like kippers. I don't think I've ever had ithem outside the canned-fish variety, though.
Sarah Sole: Eh, I don't think. It sounds kinda gross.
Nate Ellis: Yep.
Dennis Laycock: Is it St. Swithin's Day already?
Abby Armbruster: Only in a foreign country, although I'd probably still pass on that.
Lisa Proctor: Let me get back to you on that one.
Neil Thompson: I already have tried kippers. When my wife and I visited Scotland in 2017, we ate local loch kippers for breakfast on a few occasions. One of our innkeepers, David from the Fern Villa Guest House in Ballachulish, Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands, proclaimed smoked herring the most flavorful natural food – only a single ingredient: fish – one can eat. He was right: They are oily, salty and delicious.
Lee Cochran: Pretty sure I have when we were guests at a party hosted by a family from Russia.