March 29, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am #602697susheeMember
Anyone have a recipe for faltche fish?
I’m sure many of us who have a minhag to not eat fish on Pesach (i.e. Vishnitz) would enjoy!March 29, 2012 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm #1070489TheGoqParticipant
What is faltche? fake?March 29, 2012 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #1070490Sam2Participant
Why doesn’t Vizhnitz eat fish on Pesach?March 29, 2012 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1070491cheftzeMember
Faltch is fake. I wonder how it tastes.March 29, 2012 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #1070492mytakeMember
“What is faltche? fake?”
Yup. In Viznitz, for example, they don’t eat fish on Pesach. So they have “falshe fish” instead which is made with ground chicken. Delicious, btw.March 29, 2012 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1070493a maminParticipant
I have one at home its yummy!! I will post it later. Its mainly eggs, onions, salt, drop of pepper and a little sugar. Don’t forget the potato starch of course!March 29, 2012 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1070494lost in EuropeParticipant
Vishnitzers don’t eat fish on Pesach because many many years ago, in order to keep the fish as fresh as possible, they would soak a piece of bread with some type of liquid when transporting it. I might not be correct on the exact details, but it’s something to that effect. To show you the importance of “minhagim”, the Viznitzer Rebbe that just was niftar once said that he would eat fish on Pesach, but that he wants to continue this minhag out of respect for his ancestors.March 29, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #1070495dash™Participant
Why doesn’t Vizhnitz eat fish on Pesach?
Because the Cheremosh River isn’t a good source for fish.March 29, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1070496lost in EuropeParticipant
Exactly! that’s why they had to transport it from another source.March 30, 2012 2:54 am at 2:54 am #1070497oomisParticipant
Falsche fish is literally false fish (gefilte style), made from chicken meatballs prepared and cooked as if they were gefilte fish. Grated onions, carrots, salt and pepper are mixed with ground chicken, and the balls are dropped into boiling water prepared exactly as you would for your gefilte fish. I have made this occasionally (not for Pesach, per se, because I eat fish on Pesach), and it really is delicious, and truly VERY close to gefilte fish when served cold (and with chrein).March 30, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1070498cheftzeMember
Sounds very tasty.March 30, 2012 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #1070499oomisParticipant
It IS. And when it is cold, you would think you were eating fish, so maybe it is NOT such a good idea, in case someone forgets he is fleishig now, after eating it… 🙁April 3, 2015 12:30 am at 12:30 am #1070500JosephParticipant
Any good recipes?April 5, 2015 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1070501BarryLS1Participant
oomis: I had some recently, for the first time in my life. It was actually good, but it made no sense to me to make chicken that taste like fish. A few people in here did give some good reasons.
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