Delicious Old Style Gefilte Fish
240 mins (prep 60, cooking 180)
17 ingredients
20 servings
I have always wanted to make delicious "Old Style" Gefilte Fish like my Grandma Else and Aunt Bessie used to made. So have tried making Gefilte Fish several times, however, without much success. Finally on my fourth try, I have come very close to their "Secret Recipe". I say "Secret Recipe" because it was not written down and I was not around the kitchen when it was make; because I was more interested in playing stickball outside. Also, many people said it is a lost tradition and they have given up trying to make it. There must be over 100 recipes (in books and on the Internet) and each recipe varies accordingly. That is, depending on their family's country of origin, the country they now live in or people have just created a recipe to their own liking. My grandparents came from Minsk, Russia & Warsaw, Poland and this regions' Gefilte Fish tends to be 'not sweet' in taste. Finally our family was originally from The Bronx/Brooklyn, New York (New York City). We would spend many wonderful summers at bungalow colonies in the Catskill Mountains aka "The Borsch Belt" or "Jewish Alps" (from 1950-1960) which also might have influenced my family's cooking. I still remember as a child eating my grandmother's Gefilte Fish and her Yiddish words, "Ess Tot-ta-la, Ess"!

Categories:  fish , kosher , <-4-hours , appetizer , time-to-make , european , cod , russian , seafood , number-of-servings , saltwater-fish , jewish-(ashkenazi) , polish , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (55.62 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 70.6 Calories from Fat 9.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.08g 33.27%
Saturated Fat 0.34g 34.21%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 24.34mg 162.29%
Sodium 512.07mg 426.72%
Total Carbohydrate 5.36g 35.76%
Dietary Fiber 1.07 g 85.68%
Sugars 0.94 g %
Protein 10.28g 411.37%
Vitamin A 55.86IU% Vitamin C 3.65mg%
Calcium 39.79mg% Iron 1.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white fish, fresh, fresh cod, cold water, baby carrots, celery ribs, large eggs