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Catholic Recipe: Fish Soup I


  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped coarse
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 2 onions
  • salt, pepper
  • parsley
  • 1 pound carp
  • 1 pound mackerel Fish Balls:
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • Details

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Poland

Also Called: Zupa Rybna


Add celery to boiling water in deep saucepan. Add bouillon cubes, 2 onions, and seasonings, simmer 20 minutes. Add carp, mackerel. Simmer 25 minutes. Strain. Reserve fish; return stock to saucepan.

Chop cooked fish. Add grated onion. Mix egg yolk with butter; add to fish. Add bread crumbs. Fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites. Shape into round balls.

Drop fish balls into boiling stock. Cook until fish balls float to surface. Serve at once. Yield, 4-6 servings.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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