• 5 tbl butter or margerine
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 8oz of chopped mushrooms
  • 3 cups of matzah farfel
  • handful of dill and parsley
  • 2-21/2 cups stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

the matzah ball is my favorite part of the passover meal. this…this though comes in second. it’s right behind the matzah ball. right behind it. it’s my favorite.

You will always see mounds of this on my plate with salad. mounds, not kidding. it’s seriously one of my favorites (did i mention that already?). a passover meal to me is matzah ball soup and farfel (oh, and brisket).

it’s a simple dish. it doesn’t take much time. and it’s simply the best (i didn’t mention that yet right?).

everyone in my family makes it differently, some bake it, some don’t use any vegetables and some use tons. me, i like it simple, onions, celery, garlic, mushrooms…throw in some fresh herbs and stock and it’s a meal. well, for me it is.

as well as the typical meal I am always looking for something different. something no one would think to prepare on passover. i’ve scoured the net (ok, well, i came across these on fb) and they are all great ideas (my recipes included).

here are a couple of mine:

  • the matzah ball soup of course.
  • and then there is this…the kosher for passover noodle kugel, i can’t begin to tell you how much i love this one.
  • quinoa, ever think to eat quinoa? well you can (and here is a recipe for 20)!
  • i almost forgot this..matzah brei, the breakfest, ¬†lunch and dinner of champions
  • and then of course…see below for the farfel

some ideas i have found around…

flourless chocolate roulade from donuts, dresses and dirt (see below for link)

  • donuts, dresses and dirt, how could i not, i love sheri. check out her latest, a flourless chocolate roulade. yes it’s possible and it looks awesome!
  • my friend debbie over at parents need to eat too always has something great going on…did you see this today? slow cooker chicken with fennel & lemon, um, yum!!! and you can buy liners for your crock pot, who knew!
  • not only does debbie post over at her site but over at baby center too. she posted some great kid friendly recipes, go check them out, good stuff from some great bloggers.
  • let’s not forget dara. have you been over to chick in the kitchen yet? she is my holiday guru. the women behind my noodle kugel. dara always has great ideas for the seder. check out her seder last year…she even does desserts.

this week we bought some mini matzahs and plan to make something sweet for desserts, the kids had some ideas…chocolate was mentioned and so was jelly…i’ll let you know what they come up with. until then, chag sameach!

matzah farfel

  1. to a skillet add butter, melt. toss in minced onions, celery, garlic, mushrooms and mix. saute for a good 5 minutes until vegetables start to brown (not burn).
  2. at this point add farfel and fresh herbs, mix and cook for about 2 minutes more.
  3. add stock, continue cooking and mixing until farfel is soft.
  4. taste and season with salt and pepper.

enjoy and have a happy holiday, no matter what you celebrate!




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