Mrs. Levin’s (that’s me) Step By Step (sort of) Guide to making Gefilte Fish



Step 1: Catch a Fish (make sure it has BOTH fins and scales)

Step 2: Get a guy who isn’t skeeved out by fish guts to fillet the fish for you (but keep the heads etc to make the fish stock)

Step 3: De-bone the fish fillets

Step 4: Place the  bones, skin, and fish heads in a large pot. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Remove the foamy stuff. Slice 1 onion in rounds and add along with some carrots, and celery. Add sugar and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes while the fish fillets  are being prepped.

Step 5:  Put the deboned fish fillets in a blender.

Step 6: Blend them.

Step 7: In a Slapchop finely chop  onions,  carrots, and maybe a parsnip- add to the blended fish


Step 8: Mix in  eggs,  some salt, pepper,  cold water, and mix . Stir in enough matzah meal to make a light, soft mixture into ovals (or cubes for all I care), about the size of…i dunno… a fracking gefilte fish.

Step 9: Take the onions, skins, head, and bones out of the pot and return the stock to a simmer. Put the fish ovals (or trapezoids) in the simmering fish stock. Cover loosely and simmer for an episode of COPS.


Step 10: Remove the Gefiltes from the stock with a spoon with holes in it (thine holy spoon).

Step 11: Chill, Smother in horseradish, Feed to husband.


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