Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Parve, Shabbos, Technique

Don’t Ditch That Starter: Make This Flavorful Challah [Recipe]

Napkin covered challahs on table set for Shabbat

Those of us whose parents lived through the Depression, have an aversion to throwing away food. That makes it difficult if you’re into making sourdough bread. In order to keep a sourdough starter going, you throw some out and feed only a small portion each week. Otherwise, it would grow enormous and you’d never use …

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Juicylicious Chicken Wings

Chicken wings

I’ve talked about this before, how much my family loves chicken wings. We have a whole bunch of recipes for wings and are always changing our minds which one we like best. This one here’s our current favorite, especially when served with quality mashed potatoes. Juicylicious Chicken Wings Yield 4 servings Ingredients 1/3 cup flour …

Main courses, Technique

Authentic Southern Fried Chicken the Kosher Way

Southern fried chicken drumsticks against white background

My kids already know that for every special occasion, I am happy to be called upon to make my famous fried chicken. This stuff’s da bomb. It’s as close as you can get to the real deal. I adapted a Craig Claiborne recipe from an old Cook’s magazine. Instead of soaking the chicken in milk, …

Parve, Technique

Picnic Ready! Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

sweet potato biscuits

Gearing up for a recent family celebration to be held as a picnic in a public space, I wondered what to serve to accompany my famous fried chicken. I didn’t want to schlep plates and utensils. I wanted everything to be stuff you can eat with your hands. Then it hit me: the perfect accompaniment: …

Good for You, Healthy, Main courses, Parve, Technique

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Salmon roasted with thyme

After all that heavy holiday food, we could all stand for something a little lighter on the tummy. Something that says spring, like, for instance, salmon. This slow-roasted rendition leaves the fish mouthwateringly juicy and full of bright lemon flavor. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Passover

4-Ingredient Passover Chocolate Torte

4-ingredient passover chocolate torte

This chocolate torte has been our Passover Seder dessert several years running. I like to make an icing for it, as it is not too sweet, but very dense and fudgy and satisfying. But a sprinkle of powder sugar, some berries or a mint sprig make a simple but beautiful garnish without the patchke. 4-Ingredient …

Healthy, Main courses, Passover, Soup

Recipe: Meatball and Zoodle Soup

Meatball and Zoodle Soup

A one-pot, hearty Italian-tasting soup for chilly, rainy days. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: For the Meatballs 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon ground pepper For the Soup: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi

Going for the Crunch: Fennel Salad

2 fennel bulbs

For some people, giving up carbs is difficult because it means giving up sweets, while for others, it’s about giving up crunchy, salty snack foods. One great low-carb solution to the need for crunch is fennel, with its celery-like texture, and mild licorice flavor. Because the taste of fennel is so subtle, like chicken, it …