Catering & Functions

Recipe of the week:

25 November 2010

Potato Latkes

3 medium sized potatoes                        2 eggs

small grated onion                                  flour (as required)

1 teaspoon salt                                      1 teaspoon baking powder

dash pepper                                          oil for frying

½ teaspoon sugar

Method:·          Grate potatoes and onion on fine side of grater, and drain off liquid.

·          Add salt, pepper and sugar.

·          Add beaten eggs.

·          Add flour and baking powder.

·          Drop by tablespoons into deep hot oil to which small piece of onion has been added.

·          Fry until golden brown on each side. Serve immediately.


18 November 2010

Lokshen Kugel (Pudding)

Broad lokshen                                                    sultanas

salt and pepper                                                  1 egg (beaten)

¼ teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon chicken fat

1 tablespoon syrup


·          Break up lokshen to form 4 or 5 tablespoonsful.

·          Boil in salt water until tender.

·          Drain, run through in cold water.

·          Add other ingredients.

·          Place in greased fireproof dish and bake till golden brown.

Temperature:    Moderate

Time:                            30 Minutes

Note:  For milk pudding, substitute butter for chicken fat.


11 November 2010

Potato Kugel

3-4 medium potatoes

1 onion

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

¼ cup flour or matzah meal

2-2½ tsp salt

1 tsp pepper


·          Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

·          Grate or grind potatoes and onion.

·          Combine with other ingredients.

·          Pour into greased baking dish and bake for 1-1½ hours until golden brown and knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

·          If there is a delay in baking, sprinkle matzah meal (or flour) over the grated potatoes to prevent discolouration.

·          Stir in just before baking.

·          Serves about 8.


05 November 2010

Gefilte Fish Loaf

1kg minced fish (with onion and carrot)

2 beaten eggs

½ cup oil

½ cup matzo meal

¼ cup sugar

½ cup water


·          Mix all ingredients well.

·          Put the mixture into a greased tin.

·          Bake at 180 for 40 to 50 minutes.

·          Cool and decorate.

·          Serve with Chraine (horseradish).


28 October 2010

Mock Chopped Herring


1 medium firm eggplant and salt for sweating

1 egg and flour for frying

small onion, chopped

1 Tblsp almonds/walnuts, chopped

pepper and garlic powder to taste

2 boiled eggs

oil for frying


–       Peel, slice and salt eggplant.

–       Leave to sweat for +- 1 hour.

–       Rinse very well.

–       Dry with paper towels.

–       Dip in egg and seasoned flour (no extra salt).

–       Fry until brown.

–       Drain on paper towel.

–       Fry onion.

–       Grind or chop all the ingredients together.

–       Adjust seasoning if necessary and serve at room temperature.