RSS Feed

Gefilte Fish – Traditional Jewish Recipe

2011/12/28 by Varga László

This is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish Holidays treat, but because there are no Jewish shops around my place, I had to adapt it a bit, using non kosher ingredients.

 

Ingredients (4 persons)

    • ¾ kg carp filles (I used bighead carp)
    • 3-4 slices Swet Bread, Brioche or Challah
    • 1 egg
    • 3 medium onions
    • 2 carrots
    • 8 slices of crackers, crumbed
    • parsley leaves
    • Sugar
    • Pepper

 

Preparation method:

  1. Check carefully the fillet slices for any bone, then grind them. If you don’t have a meat grinder you can use a cleaver to mince them.


  2. Mix thoroughly the minced / groundfish with the soaked slices of sweet bread, cracker crumb, an onion chopped, the egg, salt, and pepper.


  3. With moisten hands form the paste into 4-5 cm balls.
  4. In a pot with water boil the remaining onion, green parsley, sliced carrots, sugar and salt.
  5. When the carrot are softened, carefully add the fish balls and simmer the until done.

  6. Add to a skillet/wok some oil, I used grape-seed oil, and about 2 tablespoons of semolina.
  7. When the semolina’s color changed to golden, add 1/3 of the fish balls  and stir them shaking softly the skillet until they encompass the semolina and change their color to golden-brown.
  8. Serve the fish balls with sliced carrots and grated horseradish.
Happy Hannukah!

10 Comments »

  1. Claudia says:

    Hm … nice idea! Will try!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The blog is cool

  3. Do you have a Facebook fan page for your site?

  4. Thsi sounds an amazing dish , Don’t know where you get all theses recipes, but most are fantastic,also some are for special diets which is rare to get this day.
    Kind regards
    David Head

  5. Carlota says:

    awesome post…thanks for posting.

  6. Alma says:

    your blog has some interesting stuff.

  7. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have take note your stuff previous to and you are simply extremely great. I actually like what you’ve obtained here, really like what you are stating and the way during which you assert it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you. That is really a terrific website.

  8. Eula Stavsvick says:

    Hello, I just have become aware of your blog, and discovered that it’s really interesting. Regards!

  9. partyhead says:

    Sounds like an interesting recipe.

You must be logged in to post a comment.