Add just a smidgen of sugar to tea or coffee-even the darkest Turkish brew-and it then becomes undrinkable to me. I find sweetened sodas, candies, and most desserts thoroughly unappealing. But a light sprinkle of sugar melting into a hot, oniony potato latke? That's the way my grandmother served it, and it still tastes like heaven to me.
A Parisian-Jewish caterer once described to me his favorite T-shirt, seen on a beach in Eilat, Israel. There was a smiling beige fish, stippled with schmears of purple-red, the exact color of beet-horseradish. Underneath, in bold black letters it implored: "Save the Gefilte Fish."
- 4 eggplants [(about 2 lb./1kg.) will make
about 1 lb. 6 oz./650 gr. Of Aubergine Caviar]
- 1 oz./30 gr. Onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1 fluid oz./30 ml. vegetable oil
- 2 fluid oz./60 ml. vinegar
Preheat the broiler.
To prepare two of our three inter-related classic recipes, you must start with perfect Chicken Fat.
Check the fat to see that nothing green is in it (mine was perfect, and fresh - no odor at all). I managed to put together a pound of chicken fat for this.