Fish Mixture:

  • 3 1/2 pounds whitefish
  • 3 1/2 pounds pike
  • 2 pounds carp plus
  • 1 pound buffalo fish or 3 pounds carp
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 medium large onions
  • 3 large carrots
  • 5 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup sugarwater


  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large onion
  • 4-5 tablespoons salt
  • 4/5 tablespoons sugarwater


Fillet fish. Wash thoroughly. Wash and set aside bones, skin, and heads. Grind fillets. If ground fish is too sticky, add water.

Grind 2 onions and 3 carrots. Add eggs, onions, carrots, 5 tablespoons salt and 1/4 cup sugarwater to ground fish.
Mix thoroughly. The more you mix fish, the fluffier it will be.
Peel carrots and onion, slice into 8 quart pot. Place bones, skin and heads on top of vegetables. Add enough water to pot to cover completely.

Add 4-5 tablespoons salt and 4-5 tablespoons sugar-water. Bring to boil. Wet hands and form fish balls. Add to pot while water is boiling.*

Boil fish for two hours. Check pot frequently and add water as necessary , conservatively if you
want a gel, or generously for broth. Yields 35-40 portions.

Note:* Use very large pot as fish balls expand.