Wash herring. Cover with cold water and soak overnight. Skin and bone, using only the fillets. Dry and cut into small chunks. Prepare the salad 4 hours before serving.
Mix potatoes, fish, veal, pickle, apples and beets (reserve about ¼ of the beets for garnishing). Add salt and pepper to taste. Add onion and carrots and toss with a fork until lightly mixed.
Mix vinegar and sugar and pour over the salad.
Whip ½ of the cream and fold into the salad, mixing gently. Whip the rest of the cream and top the salad, mixing gently. Whip the rest of the cream and top the salad with it just as you are ready to serve.
Pack into a salad bowl. Chill 4 hours. Unmold on a chilled serving platter. Slice the 2 hard-boiled eggs over it. Garnish with remaining beets. Spread over the beets the minced hard-boiled egg. Decorate with sprigs of parsley.
Wonderful dish for a smørgåsbord.