Tzipi's Egyptian Ground Fish Rolls

“I got this recipe from Tzipi Amiri, who helps run the Israel-food discussion list on Yahoo.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree the fish, garlic, matza meal, eggs, cumin, salt and cayenne until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Chill, covered, for 1 hour or until cold.
  3. Form scant 1/4 cup measures of the mixture into 16 slightly flattened logs, transferring them as they are formed to a sheet of wax paper.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil till hot but not smoking.
  5. Fry the fish rolls in batches, turning once, until golden.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. The fish rolls may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled.
  8. In a clean skillet, heat tomato sauce, water, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste over moderate heat until heated through.
  9. Add the rolls.
  10. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the skillet from the heat and let fish rolls cool in sauce.
  12. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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