October 14th 2013By Einat Admony

Hamin is a traditional peasant dish. Basically, instead of throwing out the leftovers from the past week, the Jewish balaboostas of the world threw all the meat, bones, and vegetables from that week’s meals into a pot and let them simmer overnight. There are different ways to prepare hamin—European Ashkenazi Jews add kishke (intestines), while the Sephardic Jews of Moroccan, Yemenite, Iraqi, and Iranian descent add spices, beans, barley, and wheat. There’s plenty of room here for variety; try adding quince or dates instead of prunes. You’ll need cheesecloth and kitchen string.


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