Passover Appetizers

Chicken Pot Pie Passover Croquettes

Recipe by Chanie of Busy in Brooklyn Blog

Yield: 14 Croquettes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 c. leftover mashed  potatoes
  • 1 c. shredded leftover chicken
  • 1/2 c. onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 c. carrots, diced and blanched
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Coating:

  • 1/4 c. potato starch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. ground nuts, such as almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying

 

Directions: 

  1. In a pan, saute the onion in oil until translucent. Add carrots and garlic (optional) and continue to saute until golden. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, chicken, sauteed veggies, and egg. Season with salt and pepper (see note for additional seasoning).
  2. Set up a dredging station with separate containers for potato starch, egg and ground nuts. Season with a little salt and pepper. Shape croquettes and dredge into potato starch, then egg, and finish with ground nuts. Fry the croquettes in oil until golden brown on both sides.NOTE: You may add additional herbs and/or spices according to your Passover customs, such as chopped thyme, rosemary or parsley.

    OPTION: Add peas or corn. Dredge in matza meal instead of ground nuts.

     

 

Popcorn Trail Mix

by Charlyn Fargo for Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Popcorn Trail Mix

Photo by Jeffrey S. Otto, Food Styling by Mary Carter

Yield: 13 cups
Ingredients:

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels, un-popped
  • 7 cups multigrain cereal, such as Cheerios
  • 2 cups whole almonds, roasted and salted
  • 5 ounces dried cranberries, blueberries or cherries
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey

 

Directions:

  1. Using an air popper, pop the popcorn. (It should make about 6 cups.) In a large bowl, mix cereal, almonds and popcorn.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix butter and honey. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Stir in cranberries, blueberries or cherries and mix well. Store in airtight container.

 

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