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Portobello Stacks with Honey-Balsamic Ketchup


These crunchy mushrooms with their sweet and sour dipping sauce are a great way to start a meal.


Prepare the Mushrooms


Fill a medium pot halfway with oil. Heat over medium to 375–400°F, maintaining this temperature throughout the cooking process.


Scoop out and discard the gills from the bottom of each portobello cap. Peel the skin from each cap and discard. Slice each cap into 8-12 triangles, depending on size of mushroom. Set aside.


Place matzo meal, matzo farfel, mustard, salt, and pepper into a shallow container. Using your fingers, toss to mix.


Place eggs into a second shallow container and whisk lightly.


Dip each portobello triangle into the eggs and then into matzo-meal mixture, patting it to coat well.


When all the mushrooms are coated, carefully lower one into the hot oil (it should gently bubble but not burn) and cook to a golden brown. If the oil is not hot enough, the mushrooms will soak it up like a sponge; if it is too hot, the mushrooms will burn. Once the temperature is correct, fry the mushrooms in batches, one to two minutes per side, until golden-brown. Allow them to drain on paper towels.


Skewer mushrooms triangles onto six-inch skewers, three to four on each.

Prepare the Honey-Balsamic Ketchup


In a small bowl, whisk ketchup, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and consommé powder.


Serve two skewers per person with a small bowl of the dip.


Reproduced from Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein with permission from the copyright holders ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, LTD.