Confession – I don’t like cheesecake…at all. Nope not only tiny bit. In fact I don’t like any cheese dessert…blachh.
I do like cheese though…but I’m off cheese right now…so no cheese for shavuot this year. But thats ok! There are still so many yummy shavuot themed dishes out there…including this one that my sister Miriam helped me come up with. Its a great and easy appetizer for shavuot and you can easily make it dairy by adding cheese into the mashed potatoes.
For those who need a quick history on this Jewish Holiday – this is the day that the Jewish people got the Torah. The Torah was given to the Jewish nation on Mount Sinai. The Luchot are the two stone tablets that were given to Moses.
The chips were really fun to make. Easy too. You can use a mandolin if you have one, but if not, use the long part of a grater that you have, it works just as well.
(the long part are those long strips on the short side of the grater above)
Anyway – these are super easy to make and yummy to eat…and look pretty cute too 🙂
Have a great Yontif!
Har Sinai Mashed Potatoes with Luchot Chips:
Mashed potatoes (used your favorite recipe, above is: 8 boiled potatoes mashed, 1 sauteed onion, 5 cloves sauteed garlic – mix all together)
1-2 potatoes thinly sliced on a mandolin or grater
1 tsn salt
Roasted Broccoli (optional for garnish)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make your favorite recipe of mashed potatoes (to make dairy, just add cheese when hot and mix in until melted).
Spray a baking sheet well with oil. Place potatoes on the sheet. Do not over crowd the pan or the potatoes will not crisp up. Spray the potatoes well with oil and sprinkle with the salt.
Place potatoes in the oven. After 5 minutes flip the potatoes over and place back in the oven. Check after another 5 minutes. If they are not lightly brown and crispy, flip again and place back in oven another 3-5 minutes, until crispy.
Take an ice cream scooper and scoop one portion of potatoes and place in center of the plate. flatten slightly so the shape is not round, but more like a mountain.
Stick 2 of the chips on top of the potatoes. (Optional: Garnish with broccoli)