- Kishka (food)
Kishka or kishke (Belarusian: кішка, "kishka"; Polish: "kiszka" or "kaszanka"; Silesian: "krupńok"; Russian: кишка, "kishka"; Ukrainian: кишка, "kyshka"; Yiddish and Hebrew: קישקע, "kishke"), is a Slavic word meaning "gut", or "
intestine", which lends its name to varieties of sausageor pudding(see kaszanka). The cooked kishke can range in color from grey-white to brownish-orange, depending on how much paprikais used.
Kishke in Eastern European cuisine
Eastern European kishka is a blood sausagemade with pig's bloodand buckwheator barley, with pig's intestines used as a casing. Similar to black pudding, it is traditionally served at breakfast.
Kishke in Jewish cuisine
Ashkenazi) Jewishkishke is traditionally made from a kosher beef intestine stuffed with matzomeal, rendered fat ( schmaltz) and spices. Blood is not used, as it is forbidden by kashrut.
In recent times edible synthetic casings often replace the beef intestines. Home cooks also often use kosher poultry neck skin to stand in for the intestines; it is cut, the bones removed, stuffed, and sewn up with an edible thread. Such kishke is often used as an ingredient in
cholent, and this form is more usually referred to as " helzel".
Kishke is available in some
kosher butcheries and delicatessens; in Israelit is available in the frozen-food section of most supermarkets.
There are also
vegetarianKishka recipes. [http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/passover/recipes-pesach/kishka-recipe-kishke-vegetarian.html] [http://yedidya.org.il/recipes/kishka.htm]
"Who stole the kishka?"
"Who stole the kishka?" is a traditional
polkatune, familiar to American radio audiences from a 1963recording by Frankie Yankovic.
* [http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/passover/recipes-pesach/kishka-recipe-kishke-vegetarian.html Kishka recipe for Passover - Pesach : vegetarian recipes]
* [http://yedidya.org.il/recipes/kishka.htm Vegetarian kishka]
Blood as food
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