Gefilte Fish


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about 3 dozen

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Oxmoor House


6 pounds buffalo fish
1 large onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon sugar
4 quarts water
6 eggs
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons matzo meal
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Red horseradish
Carrot strips (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Fillet fish; set aside. Wrap bones securely in cheese cloth; place in an 8 1/2-quart stock pot. Add sliced onion, celery, carrots, 1 tablespoon salt, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Strain liquid; discard vegetables and bones. Allow liquid to return to a simmer.

Grind fish; combine fish, eggs, chopped celery, onion, carrot, matzo meal, remaining salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Shape fish mixture into oblong patties using 1/2 cup mixture per patty. Drop patties into simmering liquid; cover and cook over low heat 3 hours. Let gefilte fish cool completely in cooking liquid; chill thoroughly. Serve with red horseradish, and garnish with carrot strips and parsley, if desired.


Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

January 1983
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