Monday, April 9, 2012

Matzoh Farfel

I finally have the right recipe, right technique, the right whatever to make a a matzoh farfel that everyone loved! My very good friend came to the rescue when I got sick and couldn't cook a thing, had to cancel holiday dinner for 28 people. After this I am never going back to that bland, mush of a farfel pudding I always ended up making. Normally when I make it it's like a casserole, you cut it into squares. It's good, not the greatest. This was so good. Light and moist, great flavor. Really good. And grandma didn't seem to be bothered by the extra load of pepper! This is our new favorite.

Thanks to Susan, Larry and Cindy. A terrific family and a delicious family recipe!







Matzoh Farfel with Mushrooms and Onions
Source: Susan, Larry and Cindy

1 box matzoh farfel
1 1/2 lbs onions chopped, more or less
12 – 16 oz sliced mushrooms, more or less
2 cans chicken stock, more or less
2 eggs beaten with a little water
paprika
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a large skillet with a little vegetable oil. Saute the onions until golden brown. Then saute the mushrooms until soft. Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Toss matzoh farfel with salt, pepper and paprika; set aside. Season the egg with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat large skillet with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Mix egg and dry farfel well. Add egg/farfel mixture to pan a little at time, stirring constantly until lightly browned. Slowly add chicken broth one ladle at a time. This is the tricky part. You want the farfel moist but not too soft. You may use all the broth or not, it depends.

Mix farfel with the seasoned mushroom and onions and bake at 350° F for about 15-20 minutes. This will also help to dry the farfel.




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45 comments:

  1. This sounds yummy, I will be saving this recipe too. Carol, I am sorry you were sick for the holiday. I hope you are feeling better now. Take care and thanks for sharing.

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  2. So sorry you have been sick, Carol! I love this recipe...sounds yummy! I have had my friend's matzoh farfel and it was nothing like this! Feel better...hugs...Debbie

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  3. So sorry you were sick... the recipe looks delicious!

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  4. The dish looks very good, I will try it out

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  5. Carol, I'm so sorry you've been sick! I hope you are feeling much better now. I have never even heard of farfel. It looks delicious. With mushrooms and onions and broth, how could you go wrong?

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  6. lovely dish looks wonderful sorry to hear you were sick hope you are feeling better

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  7. Sorry you were sick! Hope you're feeling much better. This looks delicious, love the flavors.

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  8. This does sound like a "keeper' recipe, Carol. I hope you are feeling better!

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  9. This looks very tasty!
    Get WELL!

    Angie

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  10. This looks delicious, but I'm sorry to hear that you were sick. And how disappointing that you had to cancel your big meal. Take care of yourself, and hope you're better soon.

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  11. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well!

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  12. I've heard so much about this matzoh recipe but have never tried it! So glad you found a winning version. Hope you feel better soon, love!

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  13. Wow. That looks really good, Carol.
    Sorry you were sick over the holiday...hope you're all better now!

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  14. Carol, is it like stuffing? I have never heard of it. Hope you are all better! 28 , a lot of people to seat at a table! I wouldnt have the room!

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    1. yep, a lot like stuffing. We have people and tables everywhere :) We just serve buffet style these days!

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  15. Looks good! I've never had a truly tasty farfel before, so I will definitely have to save this recipe for later.

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  16. Hi Carol - So sorry that you were sick over the holiday. What bad timing and a blessing that you had friends to help out. I've never tried matzoh farfel and it does look tasty.

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  17. Thanks for the comments and good wishes! I am fine now and since I have three briskets in the freezer, I am way ahead of the next holiday, LOL!

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  18. That sounds and looks delicious.

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  19. Oh Carol, sorry that you were sick...in spite of never had heard of matzo farfel, and not being a matzo fan, this dish actually sounds and looks good...
    Hope you have a speedy recovery :)

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  20. Carol, This recipe is right out of my childhood! I was also sick for the holidays and had to cancel dinners with my sister on one night and in-laws the following day. Hope you are feeling better.
    ♥, Susan

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  21. Nothing like onions, mushrooms and paprika to flavor a recipe! I've never had matzoh farfel either but I know it must taste great with all of those wonderful flavors mixed together. Glad to hear you're feeling better!

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  22. Wow, this looks so tasty! Would love to dig into that.

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  23. I've never heard of farfel before, but it sounds delicious! I love matzoh. I hope you're feeling better!

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  24. This is what I love about blogging. I have never heard of Matzoh farfel before and now I know a little bit about it and how to cook it.

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  25. I've never had farfel, but it sure looks tasty!

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  26. Never heard of this before but if sounds intriguing and delicious and I'm glad you have taken all the guess work out!

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  27. I am so sorry you were sick. I hope you are feeling better now!But as we say in Greece there is no bad thing without a good thing hidden inside it. You found a win recipe and people who care for you! I have never heard of farfel but it sure looks like something I would gladly want to try!

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  28. Sorry to hear you being sick. I hope you feel better now. Glad you have some great friends to help you in the kitchen, or even did the kitchen chores themselves.

    I have never tried this dish, but the ingredients and simple spices sound delicious!

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  29. This looks quite good! I need to find more simple recipes to use during Passover like this.

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  30. I hope you are feeling better Carol!
    I sure learned a lot over here today. I have never heard of this before and you make it sound wonderful. TAke good care.
    Rita

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  31. Awesome. I need to bookmark this for next year. It's so easy to get stuck making the some old thing year after year. This look wonderful.

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  32. Sorry you were sick. I've never had matzoh farfel before... this dish looks really delicious.

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  33. This looks so good!!!I've never had that before, but I would love to try it!

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  34. I've never heard of matzoh farfel before, interesting. It certainly looks tasty.

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  35. WOW I've never heard of this but it looks fantastic!! lots of flavor - really great!
    mary x

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  36. I've never heard and tasted matzoh farfel before. This is interesting :D

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  37. Hi Carol! Hope you're feeling a lot better! This looks very delicious although I've never had it before! But I know that I will love anything and EVERYTHING with mushrooms in it! :D

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  38. Sorry you were unwell but this dish looks really good. I've never heard of this and now I want some!

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  39. This looks delicious, Carol! Hope you continue to feel better with each new day. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Sorry you were sick! Never heard of this dish before! Looks good! Enjoy your day and hopefully you're much better!

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  41. This looks interesting. Is it from the Middle East? I don't think we can get this in Malaysia but I'll ask about.

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  42. I've never head about matzoh farfel but I'm glad that you managed to make it perfect, it's really interesting and I would love to try it

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