Recipe: Matzoh-Breaded Pralines

Marcie Cohen Ferris' Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South offers a complete regional and historical analysis of the Southern Jewry's eating habits, along with a collection of recipes drawn from that tradition. Below is a recipe for matzoh-breaded pralines from Hannah Burnett, a Mississippi Jew who also blogs for this column. The recipe has a long pedigree: Hannah inherited it from a family friend, Linda Himelstein, who got it from Lou Ginsberg of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup pecans
    • Matzoh

Spray a jelly roll pan with cooking spray, and lay matzoh on the pan.

Heat butter and brown sugar to boiling. Boil for two minutes, and add pecans.

Spread the butter, sugar, and pecan mixture over the matzoh and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Presented by

Dave Thier

David Thier is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, AOLNews, Wired.com, IGN.com, and South Magazine.

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Health

Just In