Carp Dumplings? Yep!
By angelamontana

Posted: May 9, 2018

Many bowfishermen are excited about the upcoming Carp Safari at Canyon Ferry (click here for information), but you may want to keep a carp or two and try this recipe…or not:

Carp dumplings

(Recipe from the National Park Service.)

  • 1 pound carp fillet
  • 2 onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 3 eggs

In a 2-quart pot, make a bouillon: in 1/4 cup butter, brown 1 onion, 2 stalks celery, and 1 carrot, all chopped. Add 2 pints hot water, 2 tablespoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Boil 30-40 minutes.

Prepare the fish mixture by putting 1 pound carp fillet, 1 onion, and 2 small pieces of celery through a grinder. Mix together with 4 slices white bread, trimmed and rubbed to fine crumbs, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper. Add 3 well-beaten eggs, and mix.

Drop by spoonfuls into the boiling bouillon, and cook until done (about 5 minutes). Serve with chile sauce.

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