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Muffin Tin Whitefish Cakes
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Muffin Tin Whitefish Cakes Eileen Goltz | Pareve
50 minutes 30 minutes
20 minutes
12 muffins

You can make these up to 2 days before you need them. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate them, don’t freeze them. Good hot or cold.

  • 1 lb. smoked whitefish, deboned and flaked
  • 2 cups matzah meal
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 4 scallions (green onions)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground white horseradish
  • 1 stalk celery
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Generously coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with oil.
  2. Slice scallion and mince red pepper. Finely dice the celery.
  3. In a bowl combine the white fish, matzah meal, bell pepper, scallion, mayonnaise, eggs, horseradish, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among muffin cups.
  5. Bake until crispy and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges.

Kashrut Instructions


INFESTATION: Green onions, also referred to as scallions, have a white base that develops into a bulb. Its long, straight green shoots branch forth from the bulb. Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.


  1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
  2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
  3. If insects are found in a scallion, scallion must be discarded.