Chopped Herring

I am not going to try to give you a history of chopped herring, when one has already been written quite well. Please jump over to to read all about this interesting food.

Chopped Herring

1 lb jar filet herrings – wash thoroughly. Grind coarsely. Add 1 gib onion, 1/2 apple, 4 hard cooked eggs

Add 1/8 c white vinegar, 1/8 c water, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1/8 tsp white pepper, 1 Tbls bread crumbs

Sweet & Sour Meat Balls

I hope everyone had a great Easter! We spent it out of town with just my little family & it was perfect. I didn’t add any posts last week, and I’m struggling this week. WordPress – which hosts my sites – has made some changes, which I have been resisting for a long time, but they are now in place. The changes are not going to impact this site, just the backend of things, where I write. So, bear with me while I learn to navigate this system. I’m not quite a dinosaur, but I do like things “the way they were” so these changes will just take some time for me.

Sweet & Sour Meat Balls

1 lb meat – ground (beef??)

1/2 c water

1/2 c matzo meal (less)

1 grated onion

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Make little balls, chop thoroughly


1/2 c sugar

1 pt boiling water

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 c stewed tomatoe

1 onion chopped

1 Tbl green pepper (chopped)

1 tsp citric acid

ginger snaps (??)

Melt sugar in saucepan until light brown. Pour in boiling water. Add rest ingredients when boiling. Add meat cook 1 1/2 hours.

Potato Kugelettes

This old newspaper clipping for a dish called Potato Kugelettes is a smaller portion than the last kugel recipe, and also utilizes a muffin tin to make mini kugel – maybe individual portions would be nice for a dinner party? They sound delicious!

Potato Kugelettes

2 cups potatoes, grated and drained

2 eggs

1 onion grated

3 T matzoh meal

1 tsp salt

3 T melted chicken fat

1/2 tsp baking powder

dash pepper

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs well. Add all remaining ingredients and stir with fork until combined. Mixture will be thick. Place in well-greased muffin tins, filling each cup halfway. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until crisp and browned on top. Makes approximately 10 kugelettes.

Serve with apple sauce and sour cream.

Potato Kugel

Proceeding with another Jewish recipe, today we have Potato Kugel. This kugel appears to be a savory casserole type, rather than the more sweet kugel posted a few days ago.

Potato Kugel – 350 1 hour

Process in food processor:

4 medium potatoes

1-2 carrots

2 stalks celery

1 onion

Line colander with cheese cloth, drain above, squeezing out excess liquid

Place in bowl – add 3 eggs, 1/2 c matzo or cracker meal, 1 tsp salt – pinch of pepper

Add 2-3 TBSP oil

Put in greased pan 9×9

sprinkle with bouillon cubes (?)

Bake 1 hour