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Kasha Varnishkes Recipe

Looking for an easy Kasha Varnishkes recipe? Learn how to make Kasha Varnishkes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by comptonjones

Makes 6 servings



In 1925 Wolff Brothers of Paterson, New Jersey, published a Yiddish English cook book with recipes culled from a kasha cooking contest run in all the Jewish newspapers throughout the country. "Recipes of thousands of Jewish dishes were sent us," they wrote modestly, "but we selected only the very best among them and these are listed here." The recipes included buckwheat blintzes, vegetarian buckwheat cutlets, and "a tasteful grits soup" made from their Health Food (merely unroasted buckwheat groats), green peas, and potatoes. The varnishke recipe was basically a kreplach-type noodle stuffed with kasha, buckwheat groats, and gribenes.

Recipe Ingredients for Kasha Varnishkes

1 onions
3 tablespoons butter
1 large egg or egg white, slightly beaten
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups chicken stock
3/4 pound noodles

Recipe Directions for Kasha Varnishkes

  1. 1. Sauté the onions in 2 tablespoons of the margarine or chicken fat in a heavy frying pan with a cover until golden. Remove to a plate.

  2. 2. Beat the egg in a small mixing bowl and stir in the kasha. Mix, making sure all the grains are coated. Put the kasha in the same frying pan, set over a high heat. Flatten, stir, and break up the egg-coated kasha with a fork or wooden spoon for 2 to 4 minutes or until the egg has dried on the kasha and the kernels brown and mostly separate.

  3. 3. Add the water or bouillon, salt, and pepper to the frying pan and bring to a boil. Add the onions, cover tightly, and cook over low heat, steaming the kasha for 10 minutes. Remove the cover, stir, and quickly check to see if the kernels are tender and the liquid has been absorbed. If not, cover and continue steaming for 3 to 5 minutes more.

  4. 4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie noodles according to the directions on the package. Drain.

  5. 5. When the kasha is ready, combine with the noodles. Adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with the parsley and coriander. If desired, add a bit more margarine or chicken fat.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 191.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
219
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
313mg
13%
Potassium
181mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
30.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
6.6g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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