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A Gahntze Tzimmes

Cuisine: Jewish
Type: Meat
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 lbs 1362g / 48ozBoneless brisket - up to 4
2 tablespoons 30mlSchmaltz - (rendered chicken fat)
3   Carrots (large)
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozPrunes--pitted
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozDried apricots
1   Lemon--thinly sliced
3   Sweet potatoes (large)
1   juice of Orange
5 cups 1185mlBoiling water
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlBrown sugar
2 tablespoons 30mlFlour

Recipe Instructions

Sear meat well in hot fat in a Dutch oven or heavy skillet on top of the stove. Transfer to a roasting pan. Peel carrots and cut in 1-inch round slices. Place them around the meat. Add prunes, apricots and lemon slices. Peel sweet potatoes and cut in 1-inch slices. Place over meat and fruit in the roaster.

Add orange juice to boiling water. Combine brown sugar and flour and add enough water to make a thin paste. Add this paste to the orange juice mixture. Pour over the Tzimmes. If necessary, add more boiling water to bring liquid to the top of the tzimmes. Cover.

Bake at 400F for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 325F and continue baking 4 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer.

Recipe Editor Bill Wight


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