Passover cholent

  • 5 lbs. red potatoes, peeled, grated (in a food processor)
  • 5 onions, peeled and grated
  • 1 "eye round" (or similar lean cut of meat), 2-3 lbs, whole.
  • 3 lbs. small potatoes, scrubbed
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine grated potatoes and onions. Season with salt and pepper (be generous with the pepper). 2-4 minced cloves of garlic can be added if desired.

2. Place mixture in roasting pan.

3. Nestle meat in center of grated potato mixture.

4. Surround meat with small scrubbed potatoes.

5. Cover pan with its own lid or tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil. THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE: DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID!

6. Bake overnight at 225 degrees.

You may need more potatoes to fill the particular pan being used. A minimum 1" layer of grated potatoes and onions is needed.

This is a very flexible recipe; amounts can be varied at will. The potatoes will have a creamy texture, and the meat will be very tender.


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Julie Schorr
(Silver Spring,MD)