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Goy needs help for Seder


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Goy needs help for Seder

Jim Dixon | Mar 31, 1998 06:10 PM

We’re hosting a Seder this year
for the first time (for me, wife’s first husband
was Jewish, and she recently
learned that she’s not 100%
Sicilian, but her real maternal
Grandfather was named
Stallnacher), and since I do most
of the cooking, I need some ideas. I
have a Jim Leff kugel recipe
copied from somewhere on this
site, but would like to do a few
other dishes. I can do meat (is a
nice brisket appropriate?) but
vegetarian options would be good.

(At the first Seder I attended, the
very East Coast and very Jewish
restaurant critic that I would
later replace was in attendance,
and I was asked to bring the classic
green bean/mushroom soup/
canned onion ring casserole **an
aside: for the past few years I’ve
written about them and called
them Durkee’s, but apparently
they were bought out by French’s
** I wanted to make a good
impression, so I carefully picked
over fresh green beans, made a
Sherry cream sauce with fresh
mushrooms, and of course the
canned onion rings...everyone was
very disappointed that I hadn’t
used canned beans and Campbell’s
cream of mushroom soup....don’t
mess with the classics!)

I thought about making my famous
Tex-Mex latkes, but those are
really for Hanuka, right?

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