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Debone fish before grinding?

kosherblog Mar 26, 2010 01:25 PM

The carp and whitefish fillets I got for this year's gefilte fish don't have the pin bones removed.

I'll be grinding in a hand-cranked meat grinder, so I'm curious-- do I need to bone the fish? Will the grinder's cutting plates catch the pin bones for me?

Thanks for your help!

  1. k
    KosherChef Mar 26, 2010 01:28 PM

    The grinding plate will NOT catch the bones, they also might break the small bones into smaller so please take the bones out.

    Chag Sameach everyone

    1. p
      p.j. Mar 26, 2010 03:04 PM

      Yup. the answer is heck, yes and heck no.

      Use a pair of tweezers and save your seder from disaster.

      Good luck, p.j.

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