Mama Leah's Jewish Kitchen Cold Beet Borscht

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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6hrs 20mins
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  • Boil water in stock pot.
  • To prepare beets: Wash beets well, scrubbing away dirt and sand.
  • Trim the root and stem ends and discard.
  • Cut in large (2-3 inch) slices.
  • Add to water: beets, onion, lemon juice, salt, and sugar.
  • Boil 1 hour, let beets cool and peel.
  • Chop coarsely in food processor, and return to broth.
  • Place pot in refrigerator until cold.
  • 1/2 hour before serving: boil and peel potatoes, drain and place one in each serving bowl.
  • Ladle cold borscht over hot potatoes and serve with sour cream on the side.
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"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. Lela S.
    What do I do with the onions that boil with the beets? And if the beets are already cooked (cryovac pack), do I reduce the boiling time?
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  2. anitaseixas
    This recipe is really good!! :)
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  3. Viking Knitter
    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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