Flanken Gala (Ptcha)

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  • Cooking and Prep: 15 h
  • Serves: 8
  • No Allergens

Gala (or Ptcha) is an Eastern European delicacy of jellied calf's bone. Love it or hate it, Gala is a classic.

Watch Yussi prepare Gala on BHIS!

Ingredients (12)

Gala

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Prepare the Gala

  1. Place knee bones, flanken, onion, and 20 garlic cloves in an eight-quart pot. Add water to fill pot, cover halfway and leave on low flame with a small simmer for approximately eight to 12 hours.

  2. Let cool for a little and strain the pot, transferring the liquid to another pot. Remove any meat gristle from the bones, and then discard the bones.

  3. Chop up the gristle and any meat from the flanken or lamb. Place in a pot. Chop up the rest of the garlic well, toss with a little olive oil, and add to the same pot. Add the rest of the spices and water over low heat, until simmering, then shut the flame. Taste for salt, pepper, and garlic and add more if needed.

  4. While still hot, use a ladle to pack your gala away in any container you like. Refrigerate overnight, uncovered.

  5. Before covering, scrape off any fat.

  6. Remove the gala from the refrigerator about an hour before serving. Serve with crackers or be as brave as my mother and enjoy it straight up!

Note:

Gala freezes very well. Just melt it down in a pot and refrigerate it again to gel it before serving.



  • Hudy Jay

    This is the best Galla ever!
    Posted by Hudy2540 |2022-05-11 20:30:26
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  • laya

    Posted by shim |2022-02-23 01:02:47
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  • Ziporah Rhein

    Hi, how much does one needs of the beef knee, in kilogram. I bought a kilo, is that enough? It looks like you used more. Thank you Ziporah
    Posted by zip |2022-02-10 10:10:07
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    I don't know the weight but I think as long as you have 4-6 beef knees to fill the pot you should be good.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|February 24, 2022
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  • Toby

    i made this for the first time we are a family of gala loveeerrrssss!!! this is absolutely delicious!!!! i did cut back on the pepper but really a keeper!! thank you yossi!!!
    Posted by Nowamuller |2022-01-16 22:12:40
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  • Lisa Betech

    Posted by Elbetech |2022-01-06 00:12:42
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  • Chava leah Bochner

    I would never eat it, but looks interesting
    Posted by Chavalee |2022-01-06 22:54:17
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  • Hudy Jay

    This is the best Galla ever!
    Posted by Hudy2540 |2022-05-11 20:30:26
    Replies:
    0
    0
  • Ziporah Rhein

    Hi, how much does one needs of the beef knee, in kilogram. I bought a kilo, is that enough? It looks like you used more. Thank you Ziporah
    Posted by zip |2022-02-10 10:10:07
    Replies:
    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    I don't know the weight but I think as long as you have 4-6 beef knees to fill the pot you should be good.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|February 24, 2022
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  • Toby

    i made this for the first time we are a family of gala loveeerrrssss!!! this is absolutely delicious!!!! i did cut back on the pepper but really a keeper!! thank you yossi!!!
    Posted by Nowamuller |2022-01-16 22:12:40
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  • Chava leah Bochner

    I would never eat it, but looks interesting
    Posted by Chavalee |2022-01-06 22:54:17
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