If you follow my blog, you’ve probably realized by now that my family is big into gefilte fish. I’ve already posted quite a few variations. This one however, is even closer to home – it’s a family recipe. My mom has been been making her gefilte this way ever since I can remember, and my Bubby before her. My kids love these patties so much that I even make them for dinner every now and then. They like it without the sauce, so I just leave some out. These are best served fresh and warm because they fluff up in the tomato sauce. They can also be served at room temperature with or without the sauce.
NOTE: These patties freeze very well. If you are like me and don’t like to fry a lot, just make a double batch and freeze half of the patties. When you are ready to use, just defrost, cook up the tomato sauce and add the patties. They’ll taste as fresh as the day you made them.
Gefilte Fish Patties in Tomato Sauce
canola oil, for frying
Mix gefilte fish, eggs and matza meal in a bowl. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Form patties from the gefilte mixture and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove to paper towel. In a separate pot, cook mixed vegetables in salted water and drain. Bring tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper to a boil and add mixed vegetables. Add gefilte fish patties and simmer for a few minutes, or, spoon sauce over patties.