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2010/12/26 00:26:55
In another thread, the subject of kishke (kishka?) with horseradish sauce came up.
I've been a fan of kishke my whole life, but bemoan the fact that you can no longer buy the real thing, at least in New York or New Jersey (I have been told by a kosher deli owner that it is illegal). All you can buy is the stuffing in plastic.
Anybody else a fan of the stuff?
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 10:53:09
What do you think?
I LOVE Kishka!
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 11:07:54
What the heck is Kishka???????
Michael Hoffman
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Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 11:14:39
Kishka, or kishke, is a Yiddish word for intestines, as in "He got his kishkes stomped out by that big SOB."
In gustatory terms, however, it is the savory stuffed intestine of cows that is baked. It is sometimes referred to as stuffed derma by those who recoil at the idea of saying kishka. Nowadays, however, you can't get kishka made with actual animal casing commercially -- at least as far as I;ve been able to determine. All I can ever find is stuffed plastic.
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 12:01:20
I had one,but the damn thing got stolen.
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Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 12:17:22
When I was a teenager, we used to hang out at the Mt. Airy diner in Philly.  My friends would order cheeseburgers ($.35) I would order the stuffed kishka (two slices w/gravy for $.45) they were great, but I don't think I've seen them since.  This would have been in the late 50's or early 60's.
BTW I just realized there is no longer a cent sign on my keyboard.
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 12:32:34

I had one,but the damn thing got stolen.

I thought Yasha found it for you and hung it on the rack?
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Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 16:21:25
I have pork sausage casing.  Could I make kishka with that?  Would not be Kosher of course, but neither am I.
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Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 16:41:31
Here's a recipe:
Brent's Deli in the LA area makes their own kishka:
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 16:44:35
It's, Jewish Haggis.
Oy vey, don't get me started on kishka. I love the stuff!
My late mother used to make a version that I loved. She would buy a large Kosher chicken to pot roast but, she took the skin of the neck and stuffed it with a mixture of flour, gribenes, (bits of chicken skin, onions and garlic fried in chicken fat). After sewing the neck skin to form a "tube", she stuffed in the mixture and threw it in the pot to cook with the chicken. Ahh, talk about eating a bit of heaven! Of course, eat it too often and you'll be eating it, IN heaven.  
Re:Kishke 2010/12/26 18:30:17
Brent's Deli used to be the place to go.  Unfortunately fame brought down their quality.
That doesn't mean that their kisha isn't wonderful.  I think I like even poor, pasty kishka.
Any kishka is better than no kishka.
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Re:Kishke 2010/12/28 10:40:06
Michael Hoffman In gustatory terms, however, it is the savory stuffed intestine of cows that is baked.

Important consideration: The intestine has to be washed VERY well before use. Which is probably why many (if not most or even all) states have made it illegal; it's hard to keep track at how well the help washes the intestines.