Polish Fish Dumplings for Passover

Make your own gefilte fish balls for Passover with this homemade gefilte fish recipe. Grind carp, whitefish and matzo meal, shape it into light and fluffy patties, and poach and simmer them in a homemade fish broth. This remarkable appetizer will add a bit of nostalgia to any Seder meal, and is so much better than store-bought gefilte fish!

Gather Your Ingredients -CHREIN-

– Raw horseradish – Raw beets – Sugar – Salt – Vinegar

Gather Your Ingredients -FISH BROTH-

– Fish head and bones – Carrot peeled and sliced into rounds – Onion quartered – Bay leaf – Whole peppercorns – Whole allspice berries – One parsley stem – Beet – Water

Gather Your Ingredients -POLISH GEFILTE FISH-

– Carp ground – Whitefish ground  – Onion chopped finely – Matzo meal. Gluten free alternative - replace this with GF matzo meal or omit altogether. – Sugar – Salt – Pepper – Sunflower oil – Egg – Large lettuce or kale leaves for presentation

Combine all gefilte fish ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands until well combined. form oval shaped patties the size of a golf ball.

Let's Make The Dish!

Place gefilte fish balls into fish broth; add enough water to ensure gefilte fish are submerged fully. Simmer over a low flame slowly for 1.5 hours. Carefully remove all the patties and carrot slices from the broth. Set aside to cool.

Let's Make The Dish!

To serve gefilte fish, arrange lettuce or kale leaves on a large platter. Carefully place gefilte fish patties on top of the greens.

Let's Make The Dish!

Top each patty with one of the cooked sliced carrots, and a dollop of chrein. Serve with more chrein on the side.


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