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Gefilte Fish

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  Whitefish 3 Pound
  Onions 4 Medium
  Eggs 3
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cracker meal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Carrots 2

Fillet fish; save heads, skin and bones.
Grind whitefish; use small blade.
Grind 2 onions; combine whitefish and onions in wooden chopping bowl.
Stir in eggs, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper and sugar.
Chop well; add cracker meal and 1/2 cup water gradually.
Slice remaining onions and carrots.
Place heads, skin and bones, 1 teaspoon salt, remaining onions and carrots in large kettle; add 2 quarts water.
Bring to a boil; boil for 30 minutes.
Form whitefish mixture into individual balls the size of small oranges.
Place whitefish balls into liquid in kettle; add water, if necessary, to cover whitefish balls.
Simmer for 2 hours and 30 minutes or until stock has been reduced by half.
Remove from heat; carefully remove whitefish balls to serving platter.
Top each ball with slice of cooked carrot.
Strain fish stock into bowl; refrigerate fish and stock until stock jells.
Serve cold with horseradish.

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Gefilte Fish Recipe