Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Manischewitz Cook-Off: And the winner is....



A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending the annual The Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off event in New York City where Amy Siegal of Clifton, New Jersey was proclaimed the winner for her Mediterranean Falafel Sliders. (Not to brag or anything, but we knew once we tasted them that she had the winning recipe. Her falafel sliders were SOOOO good!)

Well, we got a hold of the winning recipe and wanted to share it with you. Manischewitz has also agreed to give away their Manischewitz Falafel Mix (the secret ingredient!) and a bunch of other great Manischewitz products to one lucky Chosen Blog reader. All you have to do is leave the name of your favorite Manischewitz product in the comments section below by Midnight 3/16/09.
And without further a do, here is the winning recipe:

Marvelous Mediterranean Falafel Sliders

1 envelope Manischewitz falafel mix
2 lb.Ground turkey*
1 cup Mint leaves, chopped
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 Large Bermuda onion, thinly sliced
1 can Ready to serve Tehina
12 3-inch rolls
1 head Bibb lettuce, washed and patted dry
Manischewitz non-stick cooking spray
Ground black pepper Water

1.In a large mixing bowl, combine falafel mix, turkey, mint leaves, black pepper to taste and 3-4 tablespoons cold water to moisten. Shape mixture into 12 small patties. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Grill patties for 3-5 minutes per side, until no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and Bermuda onion. Sauté for 10-12 minutes, until softened and golden. In a small bowl, stir together tehina with ¼ cup water. Add more water to make a thinner sauce, if desired, set aside. Heat rolls in a 250 degree F oven for 5 minutes or until warm.

2. To assemble slider; on a plate, place bottom of roll, lettuce leaf, cooked patty, onions, 1 tbsp tehina, and top of roll. Garnish with additional chopped mint leaves. Serve remaining tehina sauce on the side for dipping.
*You can use regular and light varieties of ground turkey however the regular variety works best in this recipe.

Enjoy!

22 comments:

Hebrewzzi said...

Matzoh Ball Mix! :-)

Kate said...

Ugh, mad I missed this one. Love me some box-mix potato pancakes. And chocolate-covered macaroons!

fdk said...

I am such a brand loyalist. I always have the latke mix and matzo ball soup mix in my pantry. And we can't live without the macaroons!

Roger said...

Agreed. Matzoh ball mix (though they've got to go in homemade chicken soup -- boil that sucker and the veggies till there's nothing left!).

Daniel said...

All things macaroon. I can eat them until I am sick!

Ariel said...

I loooove the Passover coffee cake mix.

rachky said...

Definitely the chocolate macaroons, which I sadly cannot find anywhere in Israel.
Does Manischewitz still make those egg kichels for Pesach? Those were goo-ood....

Tuvia said...

They have some really damn good passover cookies

Carl Weaver said...

I am a sucker for their matzoh ball mix. Sure, it's pretty plain but a matzoh ball is pure love in the form of a ball. In your soup. That you get to eat.

What could be better?

Esti said...

love those can't stop eating them Chocolate Chip Macaroons, yum

TMC said...

The fine egg noodles are my favourite.

SusQHB said...

those sliders were good. mmmmmm....i want some now....

TheAngelForever said...

Love the matzoh meal or mix for making Matzoh Balls. Also think their Cream Red Concord makes the best charoset (need to get more for this year too). Those Sliders look amazing.

Chaviva said...

I'm pretty sure I can't win for this since I'm a sometimes contributor, but since I love Manischewitz stuff so much, how can I NOT post my favorite stuff?

To be completely honest, I love the Mani wines. I know, they're thick and syrupy, but a friend once used some in a pasta sauce he made and it was DIVINE. Also, I keep dreaming of dousing some pancakes in Mani wine after it's been thickened up a bit!

Caroline said...

tam-tams!!!

Caroline said...

tam-tams!

SFMusiKub said...

Creamy French Dressing, YUM!

Ellen said...

Vegetable soup mix is a favorite add in to my chicken soup!

peekablog said...

I'm all about the passover cake mixes and the matzo ball mix. Impossible to survive passover without them!

Nedra said...

Thanks for the recipe - can't wait to make it! Nothing beats matzoh balls made with the Manischewitz mix, but I have to say that my favorite product is the classic concord grape wine. Brings back memories!

Jessica said...

It's definitely the Manischewitz wine, made into a spritzer. Delish!

sled dog skippy said...

Mani wine is my favorite, for sure. Reminds me of Hillel dinners in college.