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.
WATCH: The REAL Gefilte Fish