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Mar 20, 2012 07:32 PM

KLP mock chopped liver

This year I have a pesach food processor and am super excited to make mock chopped liver. I found some recipes online but they don't have any feedback so I'm counting on my fellow chowhounds for something vegetarian, tried and true.

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    1. we like this green bean based one better than the usual mushroom variety. I have served it for 30 years on various occasions. Frozen green beans, which I don't usually like, work fine here.

      9 Replies
      1. re: magiesmom

        Ashkenazim do not eat green beans on Passover.

          1. re: DeisCane

            I don't care for walnut aftertaste, but this recipe using cashews is very good

            •2 tablespoons olive oil
            •1 1/2 cups chopped onions
            •1 cup sliced mushrooms (use white, baby bella, or cremini)
            •2/3 cup toasted cashews
            •1 tablespoon lemon juice
            •Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

            Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Sauté the onions slowly over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until nicely browned. Add the mushrooms and cook until they’ve wilted down.

            Combine the onions and mushrooms with the remaining ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until smoothly pureed, scraping down the sides as needed. Store in a jar until needed, and bring to room temperature before serving.

            1. re: magiesmom

              Yes, that's why I specified "Ashkenazim." Additionally, the great majority of American Jews are Ashkenazi, so when posting a recipe for Pesach, it doesn't seem out of line for me to point out that one of the key ingredients is one that the majority won't eat.

              1. re: queenscook

                I know. I just become aggravated that everything is always oriented towards Ashkenazi custom; majority isn't the same as everyone. Not out of line at all. Sorry.

                1. re: queenscook

                  Let me start by saying I don't eat Green Beans on Pesach, BUT I must take issue with your blanket statement that most American Jews are Ashkenasi and won't eat Green Beans on Pesach.
                  #1 Most American Jews are NOT observant and it doesn't matter to them whether or not green beans are actually kitniyot.
                  #2 Not all American Jews or those reading and participating in this board are Frum.

                  That said, there is great difference of opinion as to whether green beans (also known as string beans) are kitniyot and not allowed for Pesach.

                  I have a sister who is married to a Conservative (JTS) rabbi for more than 40 years, I have a niece and a nephew who are also JTS ordained Conservative rabbis. All of those homes practice what they accept as kosher rules.

                  In all three of those homes fresh green beans/string beans are served and eaten on Pesach.
                  The lineage is Russian/Litvak and German, no Sephardim in the bunch.

                  Basically, my comments are that this is the Kosher CH board, not the Frum Board, and as we discuss whether an item or place has a hechscher we don't discuss the quality of the hechsher.

                  the vast majority of items mark KLP sold in the USA are not sold to Frum Yidden. And if there's a kosher mark on the package, most American Jews prepping the holiday meal don't care whether something is kitnyiot.

                  1. re: bagelman01

                    Good post. I grew up in a traditional conservative home and we ate green beans on Pesach (or I should say, didn't avoid them).

                    1. re: DeisCane

                      This is interesting to me, thank you bagelman and DeisCane. I had one Ashkenazi parent, one Sephardic, so I thought that was why we ate green beans on Pesach, But maybe not. At any rate, they sure do make a good faux chopped liver for those people who eat them.

          2. I should have added earlier that I'm Sephardi, so kitniyot are fine.

            Also, I know a number of Ashkenazim who eat green beans. Kitniyot lists vary from community to community or family to family.