Gefilte Fish Recipe

Gefilte Fish Appetizer

  • 2 pounds whitefish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 pounds pike
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 pounds carp
  • 3/4 cup ice water
  • 4 large onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 tablespoons matzah meal
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 3 carrots, sliced in 1/4″ rounds

Fillet the fish (or have the dealer fillet it for you), reserving the head, skin and bones. Combine the head, skin and bones with 3 sliced onions, 2 quarts water, 2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a rapid boil, lower heat slightly and keep boiling while preparing fish.

Grind or chop fish and remaining onion finely in a food processor or by hand. Add the 3 eggs, ice water, sugar, matzah meal and remaining salt and pepper. Continue processing until very fine. Moisten hands: shape mixture into slightly flattened loaves approximately 3″ long. 2″ wide and 1″ high. Carefully drop loaves into fish stock. Add carrots, cover loosely and cook over low heat 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover for last 1/2 hour. Cool fish slightly before removing to platter. Strain the stock over the fish and arrange cooked carrots around it. Chill. Serve with horseradish (comes in jars). Serves 12.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

We have publications that enable you to connect with us, no matter who you are.

Have Questions?

Connect with Jews for Jesus. No matter where you are on the journey of life, whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish, a believer in Jesus or not – we want to hear from you. Chat with someone online or connect via our contact page below.  
Live ChatContact Us