Jewish Recipes

Browse Jewish recipes for matzo ball soup, apple cake, carrot tzimmes, latkes, knishes, rye bread and bagels, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Matzah

Rating: 4.73 stars
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This recipe can be used during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Homemade Lox

Rating: 4.68 stars
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You can make your own lox at home. It takes some time, but the investment is well worth it. I prefer my lox without the smoke flavor. Try it once and see if you agree.

Coney Island Knishes

Rating: 4.86 stars
7
One of my earliest 'exotic' food experiences was eating potato knishes with my Dad in Coney Island. I mean, mashed potatoes in a warm, flaky pastry? This potato fiend will have two, please. Back then their secret was the copious amounts of chicken fat, aka schmaltz, but here I'll show you how succeed without it. Leftover corned beef really shines in these, but anything goes, as long as the base is mashed potato spiked with onions and fried in lots of fat.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
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For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Potato Latkes I

Rating: 4.47 stars
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A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!

Rugelach

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This recipe is from Linda Shapiro. I have many rugelach recipes, but this is truly the best I have ever made.

Mom's Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Latkes (potato pancakes) are a must have at Hanukkah, but really are wonderful any time of year! This is my mother's recipe, which is honestly the best latke I've had. I usually end up having to make a second batch because they disappear so quickly. I've tried other recipes and always return to these. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce.

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'

Jewish Apple Cake I

Rating: 4.55 stars
220
A delicious cake filled and topped with apples and cinnamon.

Challah I

Rating: 4.61 stars
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Traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins to the dough just before shaping and then make the loafs into round braids for Rosh Hashanah.

Grandma's Noodle Pudding (Kugel)

Rating: 4.5 stars
2
My grandma gave me her recipe for this family favorite. We always ate this at Hanukkah dinner, but I could really eat it for any meal, anytime!

Kerry's Sweet Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.59 stars
37
A little of the comfort food of days gone by. This recipe is one of those 'special treats' for my family!
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Jewish Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This is a traditional recipe good for anything that ails you. It's the absolute best when you've got the flu, and it's great the second and third day. Note, these matzoh balls are 'sinkers'. These are traditional matzoh balls, as this recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who needed to make them as heavy as possible to feed a hungry family during lean times. Cut the matzoh meal by 1/2 cup to lighten the load.