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Favorite Kosher Recipes for Passover

Here's a list of great food for the holiday, including "Passover Pizza" and cheesy potato kugel.

Passover, which commemorates the biblical story of Exodus, begins at sunset the evening of April 18 and continues until April 25.

To kick off the week, people traditionally celebrate with a special meal - Passover Seder.

Here, we've featured five dishes that are Passover favorites. We’d also love for you to share some of your favorite recipes in the comments sections.

A Great Breakfast Treat (serves four)

Try Matzoh brei for a quick and delicious breakfast treat the family will enjoy. This lowfat recipe comes from Gail Ashkanazi-Hankinauthor of Passover Lite.

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 4 matzahs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

1. Coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and add 1/2 teaspoon of the oil.

2. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.

3. Meanwhile, moisten the matzah with cold water and crumble into a bowl.

4. Add the egg whites and seasonings.

5. Spoon half the mixture into the hot skillet or griddle as one large pancake and brown. With a wide spatula, lift the matzah and add another 1/2 teaspoon of oil.

6. Turn to brown the other side.

7. Repeat with remaining mixture and oil. 

Note: You can either flip the matzoh brei as one large omelette, or break it up, like scrambled eggs. Serve topped with jelly or cinnamon and sugar.

Passover Pizza

Read the reviews and give this recipe a try! It's guaranteed to be a family favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce (make sure it's kosher for Passover)
  • 2 matzo crackers
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread marinara sauce on the pieces of matzo. Sprinkle garlic salt and oregano over the tomato sauce. Cover with cheese, tomato slices, and olives. Place pizzas on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or until cheese has melted.

A Mouth Watering Meal

According to the JewishHostess.com, this recipe for Minute Steak Roast is not only delicious but takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 1 minute steak roast sliced and deveined by your kosher butcher into 2 pieces.
  • 1 cup Passover barbeque sauce
  • 1 cup Passover ketchup
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 10 cloves of garlic, chopped in food processor.

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil.
  2. Mix together sauces and sugar  in a separate bowl.
  3. Place meat in a roaster.
  4. Add onion, garlic and sauce on top of roast.
  5. Bake at 350 for an hour.
  6. When cool, slice and freeze on top of kosher for Passover parchment paper (parchment can have flour sprinkled on it) lined in a tin.
  7. If serving fresh, slice thin and reheat at 350 degrees for another half hour.

Say Cheese!

Make your family happy with this Cheesy Potato Kugel.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 eggs
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 kg potatoes (peeled, shredded)
  • 2-1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Directions:

  1. With the help of the grater, shred the potatoes. Put the shredded potatoes in a strainer and squeeze out the moisture. 
  2. Put eggs, salt, pepper, oil and chopped onion in a large bowl and mix them properly.   
  3. Take a separate bowl and mix the shredded potatoes and cheese.
  4. Mix the onion mixture and potatoes mixture.
  5. Take a loaf pan, 9 x 5 inch, grease it and pour the mixture in it.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
  7. Place the pan in oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until it turns brown.

A Sweet Tooth

Stir up something sweet with a Passover chocolate nut torte, courtesy of koshercooking.com.

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 4 oz. semi sweet chocolate (grated)
  • 2 yellow "Delicious" apples - peeled & grated
  • 1/2 cup of Matzo Meal

Beat egg yolks with sugar until lemon colored and thick. Gently stir in nuts, chocolate, apples and matzo meal. Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks but are not dry. Fold into egg yolk mixture gently, but thoroughly. Turn mixture into a 9-inch spring form pan and bake 55 minutes at 350 degrees or until cake springs back when pressed lightly with your fingers. Cool in pan.

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