Recipes passed down from generation to generation that vary from kitchen to kitchen.
[MUSIC] There's a lot of controversy about this so I'm wondering if you've heard of it and what your take is on it, because a lot of people now tell me they've heard of it But their version is totally different than the version that my mother-in-law cooks. She calls it a pletzel. Do you know the pletzel? Sure. So how do you make your? What's your pletzel version? The pletzel has to be a soft-yeasted dough. Interesting, everyone's is different. And from there, everything else Happens and it is from that word that they've derived the word pretzel. Right. Yes. So I haven't even heard- For us growing up it was always yeasted and chili. Right. My mother in law's- Yeah. pretzel is served only at Passover. Yep. And it was from her mother. Yep. And it is potato you know boiled. Mashed. butter and salt and mixed with carmalized onions Yes She then forms them into patties, bakes them in the oven and broils them in the end so they are super crispy and round and golden all over. That sounds like a knish. Yes, minus the dough and the knish... yeah, i guess it's kinda like a potato knish. That's so funny cuz we- And really seasoned with onions and garlic. For us the pletzel, no one wanted to go and roll out the thing and make the little loop de do. Right. So for us the pletzel were always great pulled pieces of yeasted dough brushed with chicken fat and baked in the oven. Nice, interesting. [MUSIC]