Last week, I blogged my chulent recipe and told you I'd be trying my friend's Sephardic hamin recipe. Well, I did, and everyone LOVED it. It was such a wonderful experience that I've decided to try a new chulent every week until I run out of ideas. Don't let me down! Please share your chulent (a.k.a. cholent) recipes in the Comments section below so I can add it to the queue. Each week, I'll tell you which one we tried, write up the recipe, and let you know how we liked it. Who knows, we just may find a new favorite!
Just a note - don't be intimidated by having to write up a formal recipe. If you don't have a real recipe, just list the ingredients and I'll figure the rest out.
Esther Shemtob's Hamin
I made some small changes to this recipe to suit my family's preferences. It was wonderful. If you like lamb, you have GOT to try this. I did have a hard time finding lamb shanks at the Lakewood butchers which cater to a mostly-Ashkenazic community. Esther says you can also use lamb stew meat.
1 cup barley or wheat berries
4 Idaho potatoes, cut in cubes (about 12-16 pieces per potato)
2 onions, chopped coarse
2 teaspoons salt
some garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
2-3 lamb shanks (ask your butcher for nice, meaty ones)
Combine the barley/wheat berries, potatoes and onions in a crock pot. Mix them well and then add in the salt and spices. Lay the lamb shanks on top and cover generously with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low. Leave the chulent simmering on low until Shabbos morning, or until you're ready to eat, at least 24 hours if possible. Serve hot.
ABOUT ME (AND THIS BLOG)
If you're an ordinary person who wants simple ideas for eating kosher, you've come to the right place! I'm just an ordinary Jewish working mom who lives a harried, busy life. I created this blog to share my ideas about how to eat kosher (and usually healthy!) without spending all day shopping, eating, cooking, and measuring portions. I hope you enjoy your visit here.
Visit my other blog!
Here I sit, less than 24 hours before Shabbos, remembering the wonderful meat cigars we had last week. They were crisp. They were perfectly...
I personally am not a major potato kugel fan. I prefer less traditional (and slightly more elegant) fare like crisps or pandow...
Every homemaker should have a signature chocolate chip cookie. A signature cookie defines you as a cook. As a homemaker. Perhaps even as a ...
I do lots of experimenting in the kitchen and my family has learnt to put up with it. Earlier this year, I went on a mission to find a new...
It seems that there is room in this world for another chocolate muffin recipe. You see, I already have a Perfect chocolate muffin recipe. I...
I know what you're thinking. Ordinary people don't have homemade cookies like these. Ordinary people buy store bought seven-layer-c...
There are some foods that should NOT be made on Thursday nights. Thursday in my household is typically pizza night. For good reason. I work...
Anyone else around here need some comforting this week? I don't know about you, but what with the earthquake , the hurricane , and...
Our fresh pie, ready and waiting for Shabbos I admit that traditional kugels are not my thing. I make potato kugel so...
If there is one food that is off limits in our home during the week, it's Latkes (Jewish potato pancakes). Don't get me wrong, I li...
- baking with dorie
- budget friendly
- freezer friendly
- goes great with yogurt
- great as leftovers
- kid friendly
- kugel replacement
- main dishes
- quick and easy
- special occasions
- string beans
- weeknight dinner
Rivki Locker, 2010. Powered by Blogger.