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Puff Pastry Knishes

Yield:
24 mini knishes


What’s the best way to ring in the (secular) New Year? With spiced meat wrapped in puff pastry of course!

Last year my husband and I planned to have a real New Year’s Eve out in NYC – which was probably a little overambitious for a 6 month pregnant meatball like myself. And so at the last minute I came to my senses and decided staying in with some close friends, food and wine was a wiser option. I hadn’t planned to cook anything so didn’t have too many ingredients on hand. I did, however, have some ground beef and puff pastry in the freezer and so – voila! Puff pastry meat knishes were born.

Everything tastes better wrapped in puff pastry, so throw some of these together as part of your party spread, or to nosh on before you head out on the town.

Happy 2013!

Puff Pastry Knishes

Posted on December 31, 2012

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Deviled Eggs with Schmaltz and Gribenes

Yield:
1 dozen


Bon Apetit Magazine recently featured variations on deviled eggs that included a recipe for bacon deviled eggs which got me thinking about: how to make a more Jewish version!?

Shortly after reading through the recipes, I was munching on some crunchy gribenes from 2nd Avenue Deli in New York, and it came to me: deviled eggs with chicken fat and gribenes could be the perfect Jewey alternative!

So what is gribenes? I always describe this traditional Eastern European food as a “Jewish pork rind,” which Wikipedia agrees with. Never made it before? The Shiksa in the Kitchen has a great step-by-step schmaltz and gribenes guide.

Fried chicken skin not really your cup of tea? Bon Apetit also has a few other varieties to try including Anchovy Deviled Eggs, Chipotle Deviled Eggs and Sour Cream, Lemon and Herb Deviled Eggs.

Deviled Eggs with Schmaltz and Gribenes

Posted on February 15, 2012

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