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Nov 22, 2002 09:48 AM

best stuffed derma?

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OK guys, here's a good chowhound question. Who makes the best stuffed derma (kishka) in the city? I am relatively new to this culinary delight, having been previously turned off by the vile decription of meat drippings stuffed in a beef casing. But I just tried my neighborhood place on Essex (not sure of the name but it's a little glatt kosher place between grand and east broadway) and the stuff is delicious!

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  1. The old Wolf's on 57th (which is now closed, to my great consternation). Does anyone else have a more helpful answer? :-)

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    1. re: Kerry

      Wolf's still exists...a block or two west of the old site on the same side of 57th

    2. I like it at Carnegie Deli.
      I suspect that 2nd Avenue Deli makes a decent one, but I've never tried it.

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      1. re: dude

        Yes, the 2nd Avenue deli makes excellent kishke (the Yiddish term). Reminded me of my childhood. Be warned, though, that the portion they give you is absolutely huge--enough for 3-4 people.

        1. re: Stephanie L.

          Seconded! Delicious and HUGE. I'd say big enough for 2 people rather than 3 or 4, but I'm sort of a glutton.

      2. Years ago (before my heart problems), I would buy the most delicious derma at Williams Bar-B-Que Poultry. 86th St and Broadway. Give them a call at 362-5307, they have wonderful take-out for an easy tasty meal. (Also loved their chopped liver.)

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        1. re: middlesister

          Though it still is a mystery as to exactly what it in it.....2nd AVE Deli (on 33rd ST btw' Lexington and 3rd AVE)has fabulous kishka. I took some slices home and heated them in a very hot oven for 10 minutes, turning to brown the tops - so they were beautifulyy crispy - oh my, orgasmic!! Nice and spicy too. Not for the faint of stomach. (Grease the pan before heating or they will stick.)