Yiddish געפֿילטע־פֿיש (gefilte fish, “stuffed fish”), from געפֿילט (gefilt, “stuffed”), from German gefüllter (“stuffed”) + Fisch (“fish”).
gefilte fish (uncountable)
- A dish of stuffed fish, or of fish cakes in broth.
2011 Jan/Feb, Sally Schloss, “The Goose Girl”, Moment, volume 36, number 1, page 49:
- Today you will shop for me. Tonight we will have gefilte fish.