Kreplach are a traditional Ashkenazic Jewish dish. They are filled dumplings and are most similar to Chinese wontons and Italian Tortellini. Kreplach are traditionally filled with ground beef, potatoes, or both. Kreplach are usually placed in a chicken broth to make a kreplach soup or served alone as an appetizer. Use this recipe before the main dish when you have guests for holidays. For special Israeli spices to add to your soup, click here

Ingredients: 

· 2 1/4 cups flour 
· 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 
· 3 tbsp. olive oil 
· 3 eggs, lightly beaten 
· 2 cloves garlic, minced 
· 1 large yellow onion, minced 
· 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, minced 
· 4 oz. chicken livers, minced 
· 4 tsp. finely chopped fresh dill 
· 1 tsp. hot paprika 
· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
· 6 cups chicken broth 
· 1 carrot, cut into 1/4″ cubes 
· 1 rib celery, cut into 1/4″ cubes 

Preparation: 

To make the dough, combine flour and salt in a bowl and add 1 tbsp. oil, eggs, and 1 tbsp. water and stir until dough forms. Transfer to a floured work surface; knead until smooth, for about 6 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rest for 1 hour. 

To make the filling, heat remaining oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat and add garlic and onion. Cook, while stirring, until soft, for about 8 minutes. Add chicken and livers, and cook, while stirring, until browned, for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in dill, paprika, and salt and pepper. 

To make the kreplach, halve dough and use a rolling pin to roll each half until 1/3″ thick. Use a 3″ round cutter to cut out rounds of dough. Place 1 tbsp. filling in center and press edges together over filling. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add dumplings; simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring broth, carrots, and celery to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan; season with salt and set aside. Divide dumplings among serving bowls and ladle hot broth and vegetables over the top of dumplings. 

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