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3 pounds ground fish ( 2 lbs. whit and 1 lb. pike)
4 medium onions, ground
1/2 cup matzo meal
4 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon pepper
5 teaspoons salt
3-5 teaspoons sugar (add more if you like a sweeter fish)
3 carrot stalks
2 celery stalks
1 parsnip, peeled (optional)
1 onion, scored
1 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons sugar

Combine the first seven ingredients in your mixing bowl and mix on medium speed. Fill 1/2 a Dutch Oven with water. Add the vegetables and spices into the pot and bring to a boil. Wet the palms of your hands and form oval shaped balls and gently drop them into the boiling water. Allow to simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours.

For Rolls: Wet a sheet of parchment paper. Crumple it and wring out the excess water. Shake it out and place flat on a smooth surface. Pour the gefilte fish mixture in the middle of the sheet. Wrap the paper around the mixture and twist the ends tightly. Cook as you would the fish balls.

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aaron brooklyn October 4, 2015

Which fish combination is less fishy? Is it white fish and pike or is carp less fishy? Reply

Yudit Szwarc Paris, France September 20, 2015

Good recipe for fishballs but what a pity that noone seems to make the traditional stuffed carp recipe (as wells fisballs) . I admit that it is a labour of love but the satisfaction of achieving a task that many of our grandmothers carried out regularly is great and the distinctive taste of carp is wonderful with chrein Reply

Kaye London, UK February 24, 2011

gefilte Root veg like parsnips, turnips and rutabaga (called swede in the UK, ) are naturally sweet so take this into consideration when adding sugar. As are carrots (especially home-grown, though depending on the variety) which BTW is why chicken soup recipes calling for 5 carrots per bird as in this menu make the broth too carrotty and sweet) - Reply

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