What do you do with a pile of spinach in your fridge when you don’t really want a spinach salad? I looked & looked on the internet & nothing really got me too excited! So I decided to try to make a Spinach Mushroom Strudel. A Spanakopita would have been good but I did not want this side dish to have dairy in it so I could not make Spanakopita.Continue reading “Spinach Mushroom Strudel”
Corn Patties are kind of like latkes…Made the same way but with creamed corn. They are slightly sweet from the corn & I just love them!Continue reading “Corn Patties/Latkes”
Do you like grated potato latkes? Puréed potato latkas? Sweet potato latkas? Or grated vegetable latkas? I love them all!Continue reading “Latkes…so many kinds!! Here are a few recipes”
I love kugels of all kinds & this Shredded Potato Kugel is one of my favourites! If you don’t know what a kugel is, the definition is “a kind of sweet or savoury pudding of noodles or potatoes” ( I have recipes for other kind of kugels, vegetable kugels)
Shredded Potato Kugel is simple & straight forward… there aren’t any extras in it, just potatoes, onions & eggs,
The recipe is from an old cookbook I have called The Spice and Spirit of Kosher Passover Cooking by the Lubavitch Women’s Organization published in 1981. The recipe was submitted to the cookbook by L Bravda, so I thank her for the recipe! I can not find this cookbook in print any more but here is one similar. (if you buy this book from the link provided I may get a small commission)THIS IS AN AFFILIATE LINK
I double the recipe when I am having a lot of people at my table & bake it in a huge pyrex baking dish. I will give you the recipe as it is written which i baked in a 9×13 dish. ( I didn’t take pictures of the ingredients or method since it was different in quantity to the recipe….)
The kugel freezes beautifully. Let the kugel cool, cut it into serving pieces, then you can freeze it. If you will be using the whole dish then freeze it in the baking dish. Take it out of the freezer the day before serving it & put it into the fridge. Then reheat it covered to unthaw then uncover it so that the edges get just a bit crispier. Since this recipe makes a large amount of Shredded Potato Kugel & I like to make this for just Murray & I, I still cut the kugel into serving size squares & freeze them on a lined baking sheet out of the baking pan. Or, alternately you can wrap the individual pieces … put the pieces into a freezer container. Take out what you want for a meal!
Perfect for Passover & throughout the year! As a side dish this is delish with pan juices poured overtop if you serve it with brisket or roast chicken or turkey. As a dairy side-dish serve with some sour cream or plain Greek yogurt!
Here is the recipe
12 potatoes, I use russet potatoes
1 large onion
2 tsp salt
oil for the pan
Generously grease a 9 x 13 baking dish
*** I use my food processor to grate the potatoes & onions. You can grate by hand if you do not have a food processor but be careful .. don’t want to grate your fingertips!
- Peel & grate the potatoes, drain them & put them into a big bowl
- Grate the onion & add to the potatoes, mix them throughly so the onions are distributed amongst the potato
- Beat the eggs
- Mix the salt into the eggs
- Pour the eggs & salt over the potato & onion mixture
- Mix really well
- Pour this into the greased baking dish
- Bake in a 350f oven for 1 1/2 hours… or until it is brown around the edges & done!
I love curry and this recipe for Curried Vegetables is so delish. You can eat them in a bowl over some rice or quinoa, rolled up in a wrap with some rice, on their own…with naan bread or pita….with added chickpeas or lentils or potatoes!Continue reading “Curried Vegetables”
This recipe for Middle Eastern flavoured Lentils & Rice made in the Instant Pot is great but I know you could make it in a regular pot if you don’t have an Instant Pot! But if you do… this is quick & deliciousContinue reading “Middle Eastern flavoured Lentils & Rice … in the Instant Pot”
This recipe, Hash Brown Casserole, is one of our family favourites at any buffet meal! This is an old recipe probably from over 25 years ago that I got from a friend of mine. Always a hit with everyone!Continue reading “Hash Brown Casserole”
When I was a kid, I loved kishke. Then one day I made the mistake of asking my mom what it was. HA.. For those of you who don’t know, kishke is a stuffed section of cow intestines, I thought it was kind of chewy!Continue reading “Vegetarian Kishke”
Simple & delicious, this potato salad is just good! I make it at least a couple of times during the summer. As with almost every food, there are many recipes for potato salad but when I want a side dish that compliments the rest of the meal without overshadowing it with too strong a flavour, I make my potato salad this way!Continue reading “Potato Salad”
When I was young, we never ate fresh broccoli. I remember eating canned corn & the frozen mixed vegetables! I started making broccoli for my own family, boiling was the way to go! Well, that’s ok if you like boiled or steamed broccoli. Then it seemed roasting vegetables became the craze & thankfully so! I like roast all kinds of vegetables. Olive oil & a sprinkling of salt is how I do it.Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce”
This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks. A perfect side dish anytime, creamy without cream, I bake mine until the top slices of potato are nice and crispy! I originally posted this recipe in 2018 & have made a few edits to it.Continue reading “BEST-EVER SCALLOPED POTATOES recipe by Norene Gilletz”