The Promised Recipes


By the way, if you are wondering why my glasses are always in the pictures, it is because I can’t see close up with them on and I’m always taking them off! ¬†ūüôā

The cookbook above is my go to resource for Pesach cooking.  Not only does it have great recipes, it also has halacha information in it.  It is from an orthodox background.

One recipe I make every year is a layered salad.  I modify it to not include celery or red onions because of allergies and strong dislikes within our family.  But of course you should add them if you like them!

Layered Salad


1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

1 head purple cabbage, shredded

1 cup sliced roasted almonds

3-4 shredded carrots, peeled


1/2 cup oil

3/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

Layer from bottom to top:  lettuce, cabbage, carrots, almonds.

I keep the salad and dressing separate until about an hour before serving.  Tastes great for 2 days.


Meat-filled Knishes

4-5 potatoes, peeled

2 eggs, separated

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 onions, peeled

1/4 cup oil

1/3 cup potato starch

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cooked ground chicken or beef

Slice potatoes and cook until soft.  Drain, mash, and set aside to cool.  In a small bowl, beat egg whites with salt until stiff.  Saute onions in oil until golden brown.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until light.  Add fried onions, potatoes, oil, potato starch and salt.  Fold in egg whites.

Form into balls. ¬†Make an indentation with your finger in each ball and fill with ground cooked chicken or beef. ¬†Close potato mixture around meat and flatten. ¬†Place on a greased 11″ x 14″ pan. ¬†Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown, approximately 45 minutes.

This recipe is great. ¬†I like to make a lot of them in the morning and then the family can eat some at lunchtime while I’m busy with other cooking. ¬†But I like to make enough so that we have them for another meal also.

These are two of the recipes our family always enjoys.  When I post about the seder, I will also post my typical menu (it is usually about the same every year).

We have a guest coming for dinner tonight, but I am hoping to make the matzo tomorrow! Check back!

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