*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Grandmom Sonis' Gefilte Fish
 
 Recipe By     : Esther Sonis/ Philadelphia  PA
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         FISH MIXTURE:
    7      pounds        carp -- save bones
    2      pounds        pike -- save bones
    1      large         onion -- finely grated
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  teaspoon      sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
      1/2  cup           water
    6                    large eggs -- beaten
      1/4  cup           matzo meal -- or more)
                          -- (or bread crumbs)
                         FOR BOTTOM OF PAN:
    2                    carrots -- diced
    2      stalks        celery -- diced
    3                    onions -- sliced
 
 Grind fish together two times or until fully ground.
 Combine with fish mixture ingredients.
 
 Place small scoop of mixture into boiling water for 5 minutes.
 (This is a taste tester; add extra seasoning to mixture, if needed).
 
 Line bottom of Dutch oven with fish bones, carrots, celery and
 three sliced onions. Fill Dutch oven half full with water and boil.
 
 Make fish patties and place into boiling water.
 
 Cook three hours with cover.
 Add additional seasoning to boiling water, if needed.
 
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 NOTES : Before she died, Grandmom Sonis gave this recipe to our family.
 It was translated from Yiddish by my father-in-law Harry Shapiro.