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    Mama Leah's Jewish Kitchen Cold Beet Borscht

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    6 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    6 hrs

    Viking Knitter's Note:

    My name is Leah, but I am not "Mama Leah" Mama Leah is a New York Jewish woman who has a restaurant and a cookbook, I believe. Cold Beet Borscht is a staple of Eastern European Jewish food. All recipes vary, each offering a little something different. This one is served cold with a hot potato in it. Truly meatless for those vegetarian folks.. The unique blend of hot and cold is something different, that I enjoy. Also splendid on a hot day. (Came from Mama Leah's Jewish Kitchen" hint: wear old clothes or an apron when preparing beets! THEY STAIN!

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    1. 1
      Boil water in stock pot.
    2. 2
      To prepare beets: Wash beets well, scrubbing away dirt and sand.
    3. 3
      Trim the root and stem ends and discard.
    4. 4
      Cut in large (2-3 inch) slices.
    5. 5
      Add to water: beets, onion, lemon juice, salt, and sugar.
    6. 6
      Boil 1 hour, let beets cool and peel.
    7. 7
      Chop coarsely in food processor, and return to broth.
    8. 8
      Place pot in refrigerator until cold.
    9. 9
      1/2 hour before serving: boil and peel potatoes, drain and place one in each serving bowl.
    10. 10
      Ladle cold borscht over hot potatoes and serve with sour cream on the side.

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    • on April 20, 2009


      This recipe is really good!! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Mama Leah's Jewish Kitchen Cold Beet Borscht

    Serving Size: 1 (366 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 178.1
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 923.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 18.4 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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