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Fish Bites


  • Prep Time : 10 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 20 min



  • 1 (20-ounce) package Gefilte Fish, completely defrosted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package feta cheese crumbled into large pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped dry spinach, fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons prepared minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, divided


  1. In a large bowl combine gefilte, feta, spinach, garlic, thyme and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs.
  2. Spread the remaining breadcrumbs on a cookie sheet.
  3. For each bite, use 2 teaspoons of mixture. With wet hands form into balls and roll in breadcrumbs to coat.
  4. Heat a large skillet with 1/2 of the butter and oil.
  5. In batches, begin to sauté the balls on all sides, until golden brown.
  6. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel lined plates.
  7. Continue, adding remaining butter and oil as needed until you have finished sautéing all the balls.
  8. Serve warm with a squeeze of lemon, place 3 fish bites on a bamboo skewer or serve with a toothpick in each.



About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




14 Responses to Fish Bites

  1. avatar says: goodmand

    can i make it without the cheese for shabbos?

  2. sure you can! enjoy

  3. avatar says: Mir

    The video starts off by saying there will be two recipes the fish bites and Bake Fish Fusili but the second receipe has been left out. Please provide the receipe.


  4. avatar says: Nicki

    Hi Jamie,

    I tried these tonight and they were fantastic! I actually forgot to get breadcrumbs at the store but low and behold I had a box of matzo meal in the pantry and it worked out great. I’m looking forward to using the bites in your Fusili dish soon.

    • sure use jarred just not the jellied broth and mash up the gefilte – you want the same measurement 20-oz fish. Also try flaked salmon or tuna from or any other white fish — cod, trout or flounder would work here or even leftover salmon you have in the fridge/or a fillet.

  5. avatar says: Lindsay

    Hi Jamie,
    My fiance is allergic to spinach. Can we substitute another vegetable? Thanks!

    • oooh Lindsay interesting allergy. ok, so what about swiss chard/beet greens, or collard greens? after which I can recommend frozen, thawed broccoli florets cut off the stems and chop the florets.

  6. Tried this… turned out great. Would like your mother in laws recipe for baked gefilte fish with vegetables made in the oven. Saw you prepare this on your tv show awhile back. I am Italian, cooking for 10 of my husbands family who are all Jewish. Just for the record I am 78 years young and still learning new ways of preparing different foods. Yes I do have 2 of your cookbooks and enjoy them very much. Thank you…….Joanie

    • Joanie!!!!!!!! You are too fabulous!!!! Thanks so much for buying the books, and visiting the site and commenting here. Is this the video/recipe you saw? http://bit.ly/1iswrlZ

  7. avatar says: Elisheva

    Hi, can these be baked, or do they have to be fried? I’m not a fan of frying and only do it when I have to ;)

    • fried is really best for these – if you bake I would suggest flattening them into small patties and spraying with cooking spray or drizzling with olive oil – flip them halfway thru and repeat the spray or oil until crunchy and cooked through…

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