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alaches/Halachas/Anoda cristata recipes

wdedalus Sep 24, 2012 02:30 PM

Hi All,
I bought some of this green at a farmers market at the SE corner of Morning Side Park in NYC. The vendor told me about a soup made with it, recipe roughly thus:

saute green beans and onions 10-15 min.
Add alaches and zuccini, cook 10-15 min

I can see a variety of ways to interpret this, but could not find anything online, for any of the above spellings.

Anyone cooked with this green and had results worth sharing?


  1. todao Sep 24, 2012 03:23 PM

    Try Hilachas in place of Halachas. It's kinda like pulled pork but made with beef.

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    1. re: todao
      wdedalus Sep 25, 2012 04:50 AM

      That does sound like a tasty dish, but I am specifically interested in this green/herb/weed I have in my fridge and how to get the most out of it.

      the recipes I found for Hilachas had no greens like halachas in them.

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