Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gefilte Fish! Cooking Carp...

We chose to honor our carp with an interesting recipe and after a short google search we found one of the most common ways to cook carp is Gefilte Fish... So here we are a couple of guys with no experience in the old world cooking a classic dish.

So like any red-blooded American we went to you tube and found a video of someone making this and we just did what she did. Here is her video if you care to watch.

2lbs of carp
White Pepper
3 eggs
Horse Radish Sauce

Boil some water with onion peels, carrots and parsley. Traditionally you'd make a fish stock out of the bones and head of the fish. We are not traditional.

Drop some Matzo in a food processor and pulse it up, then transfer it to a bowl.

Now drop in an onion, garlic, salt, white pepper, oil, sugar into the processor and chop it up. Add that to your bowl.

Here comes the real fun! Add 2lbs of carp fillets to the processor and chop it to a pulp. Once it looks really gross add that to the bowl.

Break 3 eggs into the bowl and mix everything together until it's well blended.

By now your water should be ready, remove all the carrots, onion peels and parsley from the pot.

Shape the fish mush into small oval patties about the size of the palm of your hand and lower them into the pot.

Let them boil for at least 20 minutes.

Serve them hot or cold and dip them into horse radish sauce.


Stay tuned for a video of us eating this fish. We can't tell if it's good Gefilte fish or not, we have no base line. but it reminds us of fish meatloaf...

We now have a freezer full of this fish, so feel free to invite us to your next potluck!


  1. looks just as delicious as I thought it would... :X

  2. HAHA Thanks Dan!
    It wasn't the worst thing that we've eaten! But we're in no hurry to eat more, in the mean time we have a freezer full of these if you want them, they're yours!