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Kosher

Helzel the easy way

Genius25 | May 25, 201511:19 AM     15

A Jewish substitute of Kiske was Helzel. You take the skin from a chicken neck sew the small end stuff and sew the large end. This a lot of work and takes a lot of time. Here is the easy way to do it.

1. Take 3 large raw drum sticks from the chicken and peel back the skin to the knob. Use a tool like you use to cut wire, a pliers or if you have a bone shear break away the bone slightly above the knob. (Take the chicken from the large portion you remove and use for chicken fingers, or something better like Chicken Scarparelli. Want the recipe?)

2. Place the knob of the drum stick that you have removed with the skin in water until you are ready to stuff.

3. Mix the filling as follows:

1/8 cup Wondra
1/8 cup Matzoh Meal
1/4 of small onion grated
1/4 of a small Idaho Potato grated
1 clove Garlic minced or microplaned
Add thyme, salt, pepper and paprika to taste. ( a good pinch of each to start)
Mix all of the above.
Finally add about an 1/8 of a cup of melted chicken fat, duck fat or oil until the above ingredients are moist like dough.

4. Divide equally between the three skin portions. Do not overfill and use a tooth pick or cocktail skewer through about three places on the open end. (This is a lot easier than sewing both sides!!)

5. Put the three pieces of stuffed skin in a strainer and scald with hot water.

6. Bake on parchment paper for 15 minutes covered with foil and open for the last five minutes to brown at 350 (f) degrees.

Enjoy... Feel free to vary portions of ingredients to your taste.

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