Kosher for Passover Recipes: Grandma’s Gefilte Fish & Mom’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

by Anna Shneyderman, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern









Passover is coming soon! Whether you’ll be at a Seder or not, here are a few recipes from my family to yours that are A-OK Kosher and more importantly, delicious.

Grandma’s Gefilte Fish


  1. 3-3.5 lb ground cod filet
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 4 medium onions, chopped or ground together with fish (save onion peel)
  4. 4-5 small slices bread (or use Matzo for Passover!)
  5. 1 tbs cream of wheat
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. 5 small beets, cut in small thin slices
  8. 8-10 medium carrots, cut in small slices



  1. Mix everything except beets and carrots, salt and pepper- let stand for 20 min
  2. Form into balls, more flat than round, with hands wet, about 20
  3. In big shallow pot:
  4. Add onion peel, layer of beet slices and layer of carrot slices.
  5. Cover vegetables in water and bring to boil.
  6. Add salt and pepper to boiling water
  7. Add fish balls one by one
  8. (If the pot is not big enough in diameter and you have fish mix left, you can carefully add another layer of fish balls and layer of vegetables)
  9. When everything is added, water has to cover top layer
  10. Bring everything to boil again, then reduce heat and cook for 2 hours with no lid on
  11. (Make sure to add a bit of boiling water from time to time due to evaporation)
  12. In the process of cooking, taste liquid for salt and pepper
  13. After two hours, turn the heat off, put the lid on and let it cool
  14. Place pot in the fridge
  15. When it is cold, transfer gefilte fish balls on the platter
  16. Put on each fish ball a slice of carrot (for presentation) and add extra liquid



Mom’s Flourless Chocolate Cake



  1. 3.5 oz butter
  2. 3.5 oz  crushed chocolate
  3. 3/4 cup almond meal
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 6 eggs, separate yolks from whites
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar



  1. Set oven to 375 F.
  2. Blend butter with half the sugar until smooth (consistency of peanut butter)
  3. Add egg yolks and  crushed chocolate
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar, slowly adding rest of sugar, until stiff peaks form
  5. Fold in the egg whites into the batter slowly, until fully incorporated
  6. Bake 30-40
  7. Enjoy!

Photo from The Jewish Magazine.

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