Category: Technique

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 …

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 …

Easy, Technique

Recipe: Crispy Shallot Rings

Crispy Shallot Rings

We know that vegetables are important, but we can get awfully sick of eating the same dull veggies, week in and week out. One way to tempt jaded palates is with a flavorful, crunchy garnish. Crispy shallot rings are the perfect addition to green beans or salads, and well, just about any savory dish. Try …

Parve, Technique

Caramelized Shallots: A Good Start

Shallots

The first thing I do, each and every Friday morning, is peel 2 pounds of shallots, chop them finely in the food processor, and then start them caramelizing in a skillet in lots of quality oil. The caramelization process occurs as a result of the natural sugars in shallots. Just as sugar will turn brown …