Passover is a beautiful holiday that is celebrated yearly in the first month of spring and is a time for families to get together and share the most amazing meals. While Passover meals are forbidden to have leavening agents in them (which roots out most bread and pasta dishes) there are a plethora of kosher delicacies that every visitor to your home is likely to appreciate and give compliments to the chef for. Here are some impressive yet easy to prepare Passover recipes for large family gatherings.
- A Potato Delight
Potatoes regardless of what form they take are always a comfort food and crowd pleaser. If you are confused about what to do as a starter or a pleasing side dish try roasted potatoes that are crispy and seasoned. Follow the below mentioned steps for a great dish that can be seasoned and topped over a hundred different ways.
- Boil your potatoes for up to 20 minutes, wait until they are softened and delicious with a pinch of salt. Your potatoes can be cut into halves or quarters but no smaller than that.
- Drain the potatoes and place them on a grill or oven rack. Oil the halves and also press them down with the help of a kitchen tool so they resemble something flatter like a cookie. Roast them for approximately 25 minutes until golden brown with crispy edges.
- When they’re roasted you can use any sweet or savory toppings you like as per your desire and they make the perfect grazing platter and finger food to go with a larger meal offering like BBQ.
- Roasted Chicken On A Skillet
They say nothing beats a pot roast but a roasted chicken on a skillet comes pretty close. All you need as ingredients are onions, acorn squash, and flavorings like thyme, salt, pepper, and a glorious 2-pound chicken.
- Take a large cast iron skillet pan and place veggies and flavorings into it and put it in an oven that has been preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Season the chicken and place it in there too adding extras like rosemary and thyme and let it roast for at least 40-45 minutes.
- Check with an oven thermometer if the chicken is fully done and then carve it up for an aesthetic presentation.
- Fudge Cake
Fudge or chocolate cake is a well-loved dessert and many people prefer it as a snack too! While Passover gift baskets often have sweet treats included like nuts, dates, and pastries, fudge cake can be a wonderful addition to your holiday spread especially if it is made without flour.
- Get a lot of chocolate (the more the better) and melt it in a pan or microwave using butter as a base. This will ensure your cake is velvety soft. Add some sugar and 6 eggs, whisking all the while.
- Add almond extract and some cocoa powder and then put this batter into a nonstick saucepan. Bake in the oven for about 30 mins, take out, cool it, and serve with berries and whipped cream.