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.

  2. In same fryer, put 2 tablespoons bacon grease, add roe, salt and pepper. Brown slightly. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (16)

  • 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

    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.


  • mary shepard

    mary shepard

    11 April 2015 at 12:05

    where can I fine herring roe and king molases


  • mary shepard

    mary shepard

    11 April 2015 at 12:06

    dry sauage


  • kc


    19 April 2015 at 06:10

    Piggy wiggly


  • mary shepard

    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

    mary shepard

    12 September 2015 at 12:24

    king molasses


  • Eleanor Stanton

    Eleanor Stanton

    01 November 2015 at 17:16

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


  • Andress Dixon

    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.


  • john


    04 January 2016 at 22:21

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


  • Nancy


    13 July 2016 at 16:53

    Nixon's Fishery Edenton, NC
    $9/ 8oz can


  • Sandra Pleasants

    Sandra Pleasants

    16 August 2016 at 17:56

    I found 8 oz can of Herring roe at Kroger in southside Richmond it was not cheap $10.99
    but I had to have it . my mother always cooked ti's for our breakfast and it WS great.


  • LBJ


    07 November 2016 at 10:20

    Some Farm Fresh locations in the Norfolk & VA Beach areas.


  • juliet


    17 January 2017 at 07:21

    1/17/2017 Randolph Market, Hopewell VA
    804-458-8543 carries Chowan's Best herring roe $10.99 for an 8 Oz can. Yes a bit expensive but, we'll worth it!


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