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Nov 12, 2006 04:31 PM

Craving fishballs, any online sellers?

I know you can buy frozen fishballs in places like Chinatown (NYC), but I live in Ohio. Anyone know where you can buy them online? The Filipino/Chinese style ones? No jokes about the name, grow up.

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  1. I make my own from salt-cod. Really not difficult. Just a matter of desalinizing the cod with several soaks and water changes. Grind and combine with a mashed potato or not, seasonings. You can Google up any number of recipes. I find a final dusting in corn starch before frying as cakes or deep frying as balls a great step to make them golden brown. A squeee of lemon or a good tartar suace are welcome additions. I have bought the similar things in an Asian market to warm up. They also seem to have sdome green onion and maybe a bit of ginger. Play until you have what you are looking for. It is not rocket science, very easy to do.

    PS, I live in Bloomington, IN. If I can get them in Asian groceries and find them passable you must be able to find them somewhere but homemade is really superior.

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    1. re: Candy

      Hi. I saw these old posts as I was searching for fishball recipes myself. I am Chinese and I grew up eating fried fishballs made from minced shark meat, scallions, ginger, salt and white pepper. Yum! Your recipe sounds good too. I'd stay away from store-bought prefab fishballs which are full of chemicals & MSG.