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Passover Vegetarian Kuftes

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on April 11, 2011

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A wonderful vegetarian side dish, Kufte de Prassa without meat uses mashed potatoes to bind the leeks together in a patty rather than ground beef. My Nona used to make these and my mother, we call her Nona now, always talks about this dish with very fond memories. I think for immigrants on a very tight budget something made without meat was delicious and ingenious. [click to continue…]

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Passover Kufte de Prassa

March 7, 2010
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Memories of flavorful and fluffy kufte de prassa come to mind this time of year as I plan my Passover menus.  During the rest of the year , especially at Rosh Hashanah when I make kufte de prassa I use bread crumbs or some I know, use moistened stale challah to bind the meatball mix and […]

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December 20, 2009
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If you speak with anyone from the Sephardic community in Seattle, Washington, you will find that virtually everyone, me included, ate avicas con arroz or beans and rice on Thursday nights for dinner.  Usually this dinner also included some kuftes (beef meatballs with parsley, on a bed of sautéed onions, all simmering in a tomato sauce).  Thursday night dinner was accompanied by a chopped salad […]

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Leek Kufte

September 14, 2009
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Kufte de Prassa, Leek and Ground Beef Patties Somewhere between a meatball and patty is a kufte.  Made with ground beef, they are light and fluffy with a delicate crisp exterior, and redolent with the taste of autumn leeks.  Serve this recipe as one of the starters for a traditional Jewish New Years celebration.  They […]

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