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Chrain – Minced Horseradish Sauce

Chrain - Minced Horseradish Sauce


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Chrain – Minced Horseradish Sauce

My eyes start watering at the very thought of making 'chrain'. From the moment I start peeling the horseradish the transformation into a black-eyed monster begins. As the tears wash the mascara down my face I keep reminding myself that the burnt nasal passages and temporary loss of eyesight are short lived! The anticipation of hearing the family say, 'this is your best vintage ever!' pushes me through that pain barrier. So, don't let me be the only horseradish heroine around, join me on the 'chrain train'. it will be worth the trip.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 10 min


2 cups


  • 2 - 2 1/2 lbs horseradish (if you're going to make chrain, make it worthwhile - make it big!)
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt


Peel or scrub the horseradish with steel wool, cut it into 1 cm slices and mince in a mincer (small hole) or blend in a food processor.  If using a processor, add a cup of vinegar to the horseradish before you blend it otherwise the blades will stick!

Place the minced horseradish in a large plastic bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

At this point you will have to call in the experts to taste for salt or extra sugar, but be careful because they’ll all give you different opinions!

When the taste is just right, place the chrain into sterilised glass jars and add a little vinegar to cover the horseradish to prevent it from drying out.  Seal the jars with fresh seals.  Now you can wash your face and wait another six months before making chrain again!


About The Kosher Butcher's Wife


Sharon Lurie is The Kosher Butcher's Wife. Written in a humorous, fun style, Sharon's first book, Cooking with the Kosher Butcher's Wife, set out to dispel the old myth that kosher meat is tough, dry and boring and in doing so, took the monotony our of mince and put the bounce back into Brisket. In her latest book 'Celebrating with the Kosher Butcher's Wife, Sharon takes you on her trip down memory lane, where she proves traditional recipes don't have to be tired and old fashioned, but rather, very trendy and abosulutely delicious.. Visit Celebrating with the Kosher Butcher's Wife!




2 Responses to Chrain – Minced Horseradish Sauce

  1. love the selection

  2. Thank you Ronni. Wish you and your family a Chag Kasher V’Sameach.

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