January 30, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #594625chayav inish livisumayParticipant
doyou have any good ideas what to eat p’chah with??
for those of you who dont know what it is it is fleishig jello made from cows knees
(by the way this is another mens thread)January 30, 2011 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #735035
mmm gala. The best thing to do with it is just eat it out of the tray and hope the 25 heads of garlic per square inch will overcome what is probably a lot of cholesterol.
I don’t actually know if gala is high in cholesterol, but it tastes good enough to be.January 30, 2011 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #735036
my husband loves his p’tcha!! (personally, ugh!) he eats it with a shtickel challahJanuary 30, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #735037smartcookieMember
We eat it shabbos morning with mashed eggs and liver.January 30, 2011 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #735038stickynoteMember
So are you talking about the quivery,garlicy, jelly like substance that jiggels on the plate that is found on the shabbos table? 🙂
it tastes good plain or eat it with some cracker, tam tams, challah..( i personally dont eat it but from what i see others eating it with) most people just eat it plain.January 30, 2011 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #735039toomuch00Member
not that i eat it, yuck, but my family eats it with kichel.January 30, 2011 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #735040deiyezoogerMember
yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!its really a man’s thread…….January 30, 2011 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #735041recovering_addictMember
spicy mustardJanuary 30, 2011 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #735042
What do you mean yukk? If English people can eat bread pudding why can’t we eat cow jello?January 30, 2011 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #735043yogiboobooMember
when we went to a family we are friends with who are chassidim they had gala and my husband never had it before now he really liked it. oh that and chicken feet in the chulent which he learned from them too. we tried to get him to eat liver but that never took off.January 30, 2011 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #735044
Which kind do you like?
My grandmother makes it with chunks of meat in it but I like it ground up really well heavy on the garlic. I’ll be honest though, I tend to scrape off the white stuff on top.January 30, 2011 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #735045
p’tcha, galarita, whatever you call it, it is NASTY. it is the one item that I would have to literally starving, to be forced to eat it. EEEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!January 30, 2011 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #735046TheGoqParticipant
“What do you mean yukk? If English people can eat bread pudding why can’t we eat cow jello?”
the english also eat steak and kidney pieJanuary 30, 2011 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #735047
Hey oomis, have you ever heard the No True Scotsman fallacy? Well if you were a real Jewess you would eat ptcha.January 30, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #735048TheGoqParticipant
oh now where on scottish food ? ok they eat haggis nasty looking concotionJanuary 31, 2011 4:16 am at 4:16 am #735049chayav inish livisumayParticipant
i heard its good on a cracker with a piece of dried salami
or in soup
or in cholentJanuary 31, 2011 4:20 am at 4:20 am #735050SapphireMember
My grandfather used to really like p’chah/gala…us “youngsters” kind of stayed away from it. But it is food, and although you may truly not like it, I don’t think it warrants such negative comments. I think the worst I’ve said about it is, jokingly, that it looks alive.January 31, 2011 5:20 am at 5:20 am #735051
I love grieven!! oy! 😉January 31, 2011 5:54 am at 5:54 am #735052
I think the worst I’ve said about it is, jokingly, that it looks alive. “
I rest my case.
And although Derech Hamelech has tried to guilt me into eating peeewwww’tcha, I am not rising to the bait. Come to think of it, bait might taste better than p’tcha.January 31, 2011 5:58 am at 5:58 am #735053dunnoMember
Eeewwww!!!January 31, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #735054s2021Member
horror!! think about what it is!! what it looks like!! thank god we live in a country rich with FOOD! why o why would anyone still eat that? even if u aquired the taste for it.. theres so much FOOOOOOD!!January 31, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #735055
“If English people can eat bread pudding why can’t we eat cow jello?”
I’m not even sure how the two are comparable!
Perhaps you meant to compare it to Haggis, which is Scotland’s national dish, containing sheep heart, liver and lungs chopped together w onions, spices and beef broth and then shoved back in to the sheep stomach and cooked at a nice simmer 🙂
Kinda like a Hannibal Lecter sausage…January 31, 2011 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #735056lkwdfellowMember
The good thing about p’tcha is that if it falls off your plate onto the floor, it’ll just bounce right back up onto your plate.
Also, I heard that people have started making pareve p’tcha out of cow’s socks…January 31, 2011 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #735057
C’mon! The herring thread wasn’t bad enough so you had to start this one?
^MONIS^January 31, 2011 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #735058not IMember
I was once in a take out store and someone came for griven for their dog!!
Sure.. Many would think it’s inedible so..January 31, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #735059
not I- I’m surprised the dog would eat it!
^MONIS^January 31, 2011 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #735060
The Sanctity of Jewish Food:
I am of Polish ancestry on my father’s side so I would like to start of with the word galareta.
-If you spell it ????? it is equal to 247, or ??? because there are deep remazim in this special food.
-Add the kollel and you have ??”? because like the lechem abirim it is the food of Angels.
-Use the kollel osiyos and you have ??-? because we eat it on Shabbos which is when we light 2 candles.
My friends. When we speak about such an important food, we know deep in our hearts that it must hold a special place on our Shabbos tischen. And indeed, even for the Hungarians among us who eat ???? this confidence is well place.
-For ???? with the kollel is in fact the same gematria as
??? ???? ???? ??? with the kollel osiyos.
But we knew this already.January 31, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #735061
Gala is Gishmack
With Kichlach mm mm good
And a Good BourbonJanuary 31, 2011 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #735062World SaverParticipant
Ptchah is not high in fat or cholesterol! It is actually ok for peolpe on a diet. Just scrape off the fat layer which you can see on top when it comes out of the fridge.February 1, 2011 6:20 am at 6:20 am #735064
Its not high in fat? So what makes it wiggle?February 1, 2011 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #735065
per Wikipedia: “P’tcha has high amounts of protein but is low in fat and cholesterol.”February 1, 2011 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #735066
I say It’s not healthy judging by It’s look!
^MONIS^February 1, 2011 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #735067estherhamalkaMember
its way too early in the morning for me(and my stomach)to be reading this….February 1, 2011 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #735068
” bread pudding “
Perhaps you meant BLOOD pudding, which is an English dish.
Bread pudding is bread kugel, and quite delicious, made with leftover challah or brioche, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, raisins, walnuts, and whatever liquid you want to put into it, then baked like a kugel.February 1, 2011 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #735069
derech hamelech – interesting gematrios. And SO….?
The thing that makes it jelly-like, is the same type of thing that makes any jello of non-vegetable origin that way. It is a substance boiled out from the bones, gelatin (this being a kosher source, obviously) from the calves’ feet/legs/whatever it is that is used to make this nauseating looking dish.February 1, 2011 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #735070
you forgot the Apples
I also read somewhere that your’e supposed to make a Hamotzie on Challa KugelFebruary 1, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #735071miritchkaMember
hubby eats it with kugel. I wont touch it. If he doesnt put it in teh fridge after teh meal, it turns into a disgusting pool of liquid p’tcha…February 1, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #735072
oomis1105~ “brioche”?! hoo-ha! shmancy lady, LOL 😉 ..j/kFebruary 1, 2011 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #735073
Boy, the only intelligent answer is by Derech Hamelech! Come on, this is not any type of food you should be making fun of, if you don’t want to eat it, DON’T!! This goes back doros and doros. It is not in any way a fad like the Sushi which has come into our community!!If you are not in the meidraga to eat it just keep quiet!! But don’t make fun of it!! By the way I make it hot!February 1, 2011 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #735074
Hot as in spicy or hot as in you serve it hot? My grandfather told me in the alterheim his father used to eat it served hot with bread.February 1, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #735075
“if you don’t want to eat it, DON’T!! This goes back doros and doros.”
Enlighten me please how a food becomes holy because your great-grandparents ate it.February 1, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #735076
^MONIS^February 1, 2011 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #735077YW Moderator-80Member
it doesnt become “holy”
but a long tradition does give it a certain choshivusFebruary 1, 2011 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #735078
Potatoes?February 1, 2011 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #735079
Everything my great-grandparents ate was holy
Gala- mmmm mmm mmmFebruary 1, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #735080
We make it hot not spicy. Not cold like gala.
Sacrilege you apparently are not Chasidish and don’t have any ties to past doros, Nebach!! We see things differently! We strive to NOT embarrass our ancestors with our behavior! We could never be on their meidrage! Yes, there were reasons for everything they ate and how they ate it!! Chasidim were able to have avodah in all aspects of their life, even by eating!!February 1, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #735081SapphireMember
Oomis: My statement in that it looks alive was upon observation of its jello-like characteristics. However, I do not recall saying deragatory exclamations such as “yuck” “eew” or the like. As I said before, it is food, perhaps not to you, but to others. One of my relatives felt lettuce/greens are animal food. Did that cause him to say negative things about it??? No!February 1, 2011 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #735082
“We strive to NOT embarrass our ancestors with our behavior!”
By not eating P’chah we are embarrassing previous generations… go figure.
“Yes, there were reasons for everything they ate and how they ate it!!”
Usually having to do with the fact that they had no money.February 1, 2011 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #735083
Leberlach (liver) men zul leben ehrlach (live Morally upright)
Kalteh oif (cold fowl) Kol Tuv (everything should be good)
Lukshen (noodles) life should be “lo kushe” (not difficult)
Gefillte fish- our pockets should be filled- gefillt
There are others but i can’t remember them right nowFebruary 1, 2011 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #735084
Sacrilege we are not embarrasing our ancestors by not eating Pchah. We are embarrasing our anscestors by making fun of it and those who do eat it! Not everyone in the alter heim didn’t have money by the way!!
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