WATCH: The REAL Gefilte Fish by the Forward

WATCH: The REAL Gefilte Fish

This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.

The gefilte fish you’ve been eating is nothing but a glorified fish patty. When making real gefilte fish, minced-fish stuffing is spooned into slices of carp, between the skin and the bone. Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter and Polish-born gefilte fish maven Sabina Barszap show how it’s done.


Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts) and is both the first woman to hold that position since its founding in 1897 and the first editor of the Forverts to be born in the United States.

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