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Passover Kufte de Prassa

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on 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 to coat them when they are fried.  On Passover because of the prohibition of not eating leavened food, matzo meal and matzo cake meal replace the bread.  If you have a large crowd, double the recipe.  [click to continue…]

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