- There are several Polish saying around fish.
- My father used to say – ryba lubi pływać – which translates as – “Fish likes to swim” -this means – “You have to have a drink when eating fish” or “You have to eat some fish when having a drink (of alcohol).”
- If one gets an invitation – na rybkę (for a little fish) – it means – “come over for a drink (and some fish).
- A third one translates as – “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter and in wine”.
- Pulpety are usually little “meat” balls – cooked by simmering in stock.
- Here they have been made with cooked white fish.
- They can be served with sauces or dips or served in soups.
- 150g cooked white fish
- 1 onion chopped
- 30g white breadcrumbs – moistened with a little water or stock if available
- 1 tablespoon of dried breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of plain flour
- Salt & Pepper
- Plain flour for shaping balls
- Mix fish, onion and bread together using a mincer or mini chopper.
- Add eggs, dried breadcrumbs, flour and salt & pepper.
- Make small balls using flour to coat.
- Boil in salted water or vegetable stock.
- Fry the chopped onion in a little butter first.
- Served alone – add your favourite sauces or dip.
- Served in a light “green” vegetable soup.