If you're experience with Jewish cuisine is limited to bagels and lox, then you are missing out. It's possible to get this food near you. It used to be that unless you were in New York, Los Angeles, or a few other cities, then it was difficult to get a lot of these foods. Luckily, that's no longer the case. You will now find authentic Jewish delis all across the country. Also, you can get many of these foods delivered right to your door.
So here is a list of some mouth watering Jewish foods you should check out.
Don't get these confused with the French cookie. They are spelled similarly, and are both desserts, but that's where the similarities end. The French Macaron is a cookie. The Jewish Macaroon is a light, fluffy coconut concoction. It is very popular around Passover.
A macaroon is made by whipping egg whites to soft peaks and then adding sugar, ground almonds and coconut. This mixture is put into a pastry bag. They are then piped onto a baking sheet and cooked. The resulting dessert is a light and sweet treat.
Kosher pickles are a world away from the vinegar pickles you might be used to. They are made using a process called lacto-fermentation. The pickles get their taste because the brine ferments, and a healthy bacterium called lactobacillus forms. This is similar to how yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi are made. They are the classic pickles you will find in a Jewish deli.
You can get either half sour or full sour pickles. They will be flavored with dill, garlic, and coriander. When searching for these pickles look for kosher pickle brands.
Matzo Ball Soup
This soup doesn't sound so appetizing, especially if you find matzoth dry and bland. But try it once and it will become a favorite. The matzo balls are made by combining matzo meal, eggs, oil, and spices. They are then left to cook in a chicken broth. The result is something similar to won-ton soup.
These soups tend to be high in sodium, so be careful if you have high blood pressure. There are some ready-made mixes that are made with reduced sodium.
If you have a sweet tooth, then don't miss out on this classic dessert. If you are near a Jewish bakery, then this should be easy to find. However, you can also order it online.
Rugelach is made with cream cheese dough. The dough is spread with a jam and dusting of cinnamon and then topped with raisins, chocolate, or walnuts. It is then baked in an oven. The result is similar to a tiny croissant in shape; however it is much sweeter and is very rich thanks to the cream cheese dough.
These are great to serve with tea and coffee after dinner.Share