Vegan Gefilte Fish

3.0 (91 reviews)

Vegan Gefilte Fish



  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp.  vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp.  fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ tsp.  sea salt
  • ¼ tsp.  black pepper
  • ¼ tsp.  paprika
  • Matzo meal


  • Boil the potatoes until tender, drain, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Warm 1 tablespoonful of the oil in a pan and sauté the onion until golden brown.
  • Cut the ends off the eggplant and slice in half lengthwise. Brush the flesh with the remaining oil and place the two halves flesh side down on a baking sheet. Pierce the skins with a fork several times. Bake until the skin begins to shrivel and the flesh is soft, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and discard the skins.
  • Mash the potatoes and cooked eggplant together. Add the onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Mix in matzo meal until firm.
  • Shape into small patties.
  • Place on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes about 12 servings

Rated 3.0/5 based on 91 reviews

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