I originally wrote this recipe for FYI magazine over a year ago and I still. can’t get over how much I love it. It’s easy to make, customizable, and a total showstopper on the table!
During this season of endless meals, I like to make one or two of theses flower borekas to keep in my freezer. Then, to change things up a bit I like to alternate what I put in the middle. Sometimes I use shredded beef, like here, or chicken for a main course dish, and sometimes I like to keep it first course style by serving it with a mushrooms sauce, or Israeli style ground beef and chummus, or even just really yummy sautéed veggies.
Really there are so many thing you can do with this!
The recipe for the shredded beef that I made here, happened out of necessity. Shockingly It was another 3 day holiday that brought it on!
developed this recipe when I was trying to figure out what to do with my cholent pot after the first day of yuntif. Most people put their crockpot on a timer but somehow, and I know some of you out there feel me on this, the timer just doesn’t work. It either shuts off too early, doesn’t shut off, or turns on at all the wrong times. And, yes it’s definitely the timer. Not me.
Anyway, I had to make cholent so that my boys wouldn’t riot but didn’t want to leave an empty crockpot plugged in. So, I made this deckle. I seasoned it, seared it, let it cool and froze it. Before yuntif, I moved it to my fridge to thaw and then after I lit candles the second night, I washed my cholent pot, threw in a bunch of sauces, added the meat and let it do its thing. The next day we had the most amazing, fresh, soft and delicious pulled beef.
Whether you prep this ahead or just make it all in one shot, it’s the perfect yuntif recipe. It’s quick, easy, super yummy and feeds a lot of people for a little money!
You can serve the meat in the center of the pull apart potato flower, or change things up and warm soft tacos to stuff them in, or just on top of some steamed rice. However you do it, make it your own and enjoy!
(You can also make this dish in its entirety, pull the beef, let it cool completely and freeze it. It will hold up beautifully).
THIS RECIPE MAKES TWO BIG POTATO FLOWERS SO DEFINITELY FREEZE ONE FOR A RAINY DAY!
Happy cooking everyone!