Herring Roe and Scrambled Eggs

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Herring Roe and Scrambled Eggs


  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 8-ounce can herring roe drained, or 1 cup chopped cooked fresh roe
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Fry bacon, drain on paper towels, keep warm in oven. Pour off and reserve drippings. In same fryer, put 2 tablespoons bacon grease, add roe, salt and pepper. Brown slightly.  Beat eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add 2 teaspoons bacon grease to browned roe, pour in eggs and mix scrambled roe and eggs. Cook until eggs are partially done. Remove from heat, cover for a minute. Serve immediately topped with bacon.

Recipe courtesy of

Eddy Browning, food columnist for the Washington Daily News

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Comments (12)

  • Johnny

    20 July 2013 at 10:36

    Where can you find cans of herring roe? Used to get 4 oz cans of Tidewater herring roe in Virginia but haven't seen it in years.


  • Heidi

    30 July 2013 at 13:32


  • Barbara Orr

    20 September 2013 at 09:07

    I've been trying to find herring roe in a can and the price of it. Can't find in grocery stores. Can you tell me how to find Chowan herring roe in a can? Thanks.


    • john

      04 January 2016 at 22:21

      There is case of Chowans best 8oz cans on ebay this week 1-4-16.


  • mary shepard

    11 April 2015 at 12:05

    where can I fine herring roe and king molases


  • mary shepard

    11 April 2015 at 12:06

    dry sauage


  • kc

    19 April 2015 at 06:10

    Piggy wiggly


  • mary shepard

    21 April 2015 at 06:42

    ok can you tell were I get some king molasses


  • Phyllis

    11 September 2015 at 16:18

    You are looking for Cane Molasses. Google South Carolina Cane Molasses.


  • mary shepard

    12 September 2015 at 12:24

    king molasses


  • Eleanor Stanton

    01 November 2015 at 17:16

    Krogers but it is hard to find. It's in the fish breading section.


  • Andress Dixon

    07 November 2015 at 10:28

    Yes Eleanor Stanton is correct I just purchased 2 cans of tidewater herring roe last night in Kroger's . Its located in front of the fresh fish on display with fish breader.


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