Nosh on These 15 Classic Jewish Deli Recipes
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Nosh on These 15 Classic Jewish Deli Recipes

You may have mastered many braided loaves of challah, boiled dozens of bagels and fried up your fair share of latkes, but all that just barely scratches the surface when it comes to Jewish delicatessen fare. No need to jet off to Mile End, Katz’s, Canter’s or Wise Sons, though — we’ve rustled up a collection of 15 classics for you to make at home!

1. Pastrami: DIY this must-have deli meat, no smoker required! (via Food52)

2. Noodle Kugel: Enjoy squares of this baked, sweet and creamy noodle dish hot out of the oven or chilled. (via Food Network)

3. Cheese Blintzes With Homemade Blackberry Syrup: Blintzes are irresistible on their own, but a drizzle of luscious berry syrup takes them to a whole new level. (via Natural Chow)

4. Potato Knish: Choose a simple potato filling or one enhanced with kale, leeks and cream cheese. Carbs on carbs, it’s a good thing. (via Smitten Kitchen)

5. Corned Beef Hash: A restaurant-quality hash that’s super easy to make should be on your brunch menu most winter weekend mornings. (via Laura’s Best Recipes)

6. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons: Chewy coconut macaroons have quite the shelf life, but these are so tasty they’re sure to disappear quickly! (via Taste Food)

7. Classic Russian Borscht: This beet soup may be a bit labor-intensive, but it freezes beautifully. Feel free to whip up a large batch and stash some away for later enjoyment. (via The Girls’ Guide to Guns and Butter)

8. Cabbage Rolls: Mmmm hmmm, slice through the tomato-sauced cabbage wrap to reveal a hearty meatloaf-esque filling within. (via Manu’s Menu)

9. Reuben Sandwich: Sink your teeth into this deli classic — pastrami, sauerkraut and swiss on rye — boosted with a spread of kicky, sriracha-laced Russian dressing. (via Little Ferraro Kitchen)

10. Gravlax: Try your hand at making home-cured salmon. It’s terrific used wherever lox would be used. (via Wild Greens and Sardines)

11. Rosemary Fig Hangover Hamentaschen: They may be a little unconventional as far as hamentaschen go, but these vodka-spiked-macerated-fig, manchego and rosemary cookies have our curiosity piqued. (via Balaboostas)

12. Dilled Matzo Ball Soup: Pretty sure you can’t call yourself a Jewish deli without matzo ball soup on the menu. (via The View From Great Island)

13. Pastrami Cheese Fries: If you can’t make it out to San Francisco to enjoy these Poutine-esque fries in person at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, making them at home is the next best thing. (via Tasting Table)

14. New York Bialy: No boiling water bath required to make these bagel-like, filled breads. (via Tomato Blues)

15. Rugelach: A spiced nut and faintly chocolatey filling is rolled up in an apricot-brushed cream cheese and butter-enriched dough to create these tempting cookies. (via Saving Dessert)

Do you have any good Jewish delis in your neck of the woods? Give ’em a shout out in the comments!