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Chremslach (Matzo Fritters)

By , from the Ronnie Fein collection


Serve these sweet fritters as a Passover side dish or dessert.


3 large eggs, separated
~ Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup matzo meal
½ cup raisins or cranberries (optional)
cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, or pine nuts (optional)
~ Vegetable oil for frying
1 lb. honey


  1. Beat the egg yolks, salt, and vegetable oil together. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites and sugar until they are glossy and stand in stiff peaks. Fold into the yolk mixture. Fold in the matzo meal and the nuts and raisins or cranberries, if using. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat some vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. With wet hands, shape a walnut-size ball of dough into a round about ½-inch thick. Fry the rounds on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Place the fritters in a saucepan. Pour honey over the cooked rounds. Cook over low heat until hot.
  5. The fritters may be served at this point, but they’re better if they stand for several hours before being reheated. Add more honey to taste.

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1. by coconutlime on Apr 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM PDT


2. by Ronnie Fein on Apr 5, 2009 at 9:04 AM PDT

typo! Obviously Vegetable oil. But, as recipe changes from plain to others I suppose we could also think begetable somewhere.

3. by Kim on Apr 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM PDT

Thanks, coconutlime, for spotting that. I fixed it (although it was sort of a cute one as typos go).

4. by coconutlime on Apr 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM PDT

I wondered if Begetable was some sort of brand name I wasn’t familiar with.

5. by Eva on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:50 AM PDT

My mother is a Sephardic Jew from the Netherlands. Her ancestors came through France and into the Netherlands from Portugal. We have always made something called gremjolies. I have searched the internet numerous times for them because every time I have spoken of them -- even to Sephardic Jews, they have never heard of them. I think this solves the mystery. I believe the name was altered when French Jews (or maybe my family) left France. I will try to post our version, which is slightly different. :)

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