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Passover Currant Fritters. Recipe

Passover is a significant Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. During this time, there are specific dietary restrictions called kosher laws that must be followed. These laws include not consuming leavened bread or any food made with leavening agents. As a result, traditional Passover recipes avoid ingredients like flour, baking powder, and yeast. However, this doesn't mean that delicious and satisfying dishes cannot be enjoyed during the Passover holiday.

One such delightful Passover recipe is Passover Currant Fritters. These fritters are easy to make and can be enjoyed as a sweet treat or a delightful dessert. The combination of the currants, batter, and the sweet sauce creates a harmonious blend of flavors that is sure to please everyone at your Passover table.

Here is a step-by-step guide to making Passover Currant Fritters:

Ingredients:

- 1 cup well-washed and dried currants
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup matzo meal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil for frying

For the Sweet Sauce:
- 1 cup sweet wine or shrub
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until they are well combined.
2. Add the matzo meal, salt, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract to the beaten eggs. Mix well to form a thick batter.
3. Gently fold in the well-washed and dried currants into the batter.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot, enough to have at least an inch of oil.
5. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
6. Fry the fritters on medium heat until they turn a rich brown color, turning them over once to ensure even cooking.
7. Once the fritters are cooked, remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

For the Sweet Sauce:
1. In a small saucepan, combine the sweet wine or shrub and granulated sugar.
2. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved and the sauce is heated through.
3. Remove from heat and let the sauce cool slightly before serving.

To serve, place the Passover Currant Fritters on a serving platter and drizzle the sweet sauce over them. The fritters can either be served individually or in the shape of small balls, and it is entirely up to your preference.

Fun Facts:
- Fritters have been enjoyed for centuries and can be found in many different cuisines around the world.
- The tradition of including currants in Passover recipes dates back to ancient times when they were commonly used in Jewish cooking.
- Passover Currant Fritters are a delicious way to incorporate dried fruits into your Passover menu, adding sweetness and texture to the dish.

Similar Passover Recipe Dishes:
- Passover Apple Matzah Kugel: This dish combines the traditional Jewish Passover recipe of matzah with the flavors of apples and cinnamon, creating a tasty and comforting dessert.
- Passover Flourless Chocolate Cake: A rich and decadent dessert made with ground almonds or hazelnuts, eggs, and high-quality cocoa powder. This cake is a perfect ending to any Passover meal.
- Passover Charoset: A mixture of chopped nuts, apples, cinnamon, and wine, charoset is a symbolic dish that represents the mortar used by the enslaved Israelites to build Egyptian structures. It can be enjoyed as a spread, a topping, or a side dish during Passover meals.

So, this Passover, impress your family and friends with these delightful Passover Currant Fritters. They are easy to make, follow the kosher laws, and are sure to be a hit at your Passover table. Enjoy the rich flavors and the sense of tradition that this dish brings to your holiday celebration.

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