Fried Leek Rings and Homemade Ketchup (Giveaway Post!!)

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Okay guys I’m kinda freaking out. As you may or may not remember from last year, I am pretty big into Halloween. And by into, I mean I may name my first child Halloween. Nice thing is it could be a boy or a girl, and can be shortened to Hal or Hally. Cute, right? Kidding, of course. Sort of. Okay not at all. Anyhoo, usually I have my costume ready my July, and here it is almost October and I don’t even have an idea. Freaking out, people!!

So, this is where you come in. Fine readers of WJWE, I need your help! What should I be for Halloween? In the past I have been such winning costumes as a Unicorn, She-Ra, American Gladiator and bacon (bad Jew). Keep in mind these are always homemade, so I can’t just schlep on over to Michael’s and pick up an outfit. But why should you help me? Good question! If you suggest an idea, you can win this fine smorgasbord of Manischewitz goodies:

Oooh ahhh! In case you can’t tell, you can win Gluten Free Yellow Cake, Jason Cornflake Crumbs, Organic Matzos, Roasted Turkey Gravy, Turkey, Broth, and Guiltless Gourmet Crunchies in Almond AND cashew! Scroll to the bottom to enter! I used the Jason Cornflake Crumbs to make my recipe this week- Leek Rings and Homemade Ketchup! Which is easier than you think. Let’s start with the ketchup- here is all Jew need!

I based my recipe off of this one. Mix all the ingredients together (tomato paste, water, red wine vinegar, dry mustard, salt, cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne and brown sugar) with a whisk until combined. Add extra cayenne pepper if you want spicy ketchup! Refrigerate overnight to meld the flavors.

It’s that easy! I made mine the night before making the leek rings. You could bake these if you want to be healthy and/or fit into a unitard by Halloween. Leeks are another symbol of the Rosh Hashanah season.

First, cut the white and pale part of your leeks on the bias about 1/2 an inch thick. Then pull them apart. The ones that came out the best had a few rings sticking together to make a thicker ring.

Then dredge them in the flour, salt and pepper mixture.

Coat with egg…

And then cover in the cornflake crumbs. I went with a lighter coating, but you can go heavy if you like.

Then fry the rings in the pre-heated oil on each side until crispy, about a minute on each side. You can also use a deep fryer for these. You want the oil to be about 375 degrees F, hot, but not so hot it is spitting oil in your face. When they are done, pat off extra grease on a paper towel and sprinkle with more salt.

Ta da! Serve with your fancy homemade ketchup.

And now the GIVEAWAY!! To win the Manischewitz Gift Pack:

  • Leave a comment answering: What should I (Amy) be for Halloween?

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Good luck!! TWO winners will be announced Tuesday, October 2nd. You have until Monday, October 1st at 11:59 CT to enter. Sorry, USA entrants only.

 

Fried Leek Rings and Homemade Ketchup (Giveaway Post!!)
 
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A homemade twist on onion rings!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • For ketchup:
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • A pinch cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • For leek rings:
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 3 stalks leeks, the light parts cut into ½ inch rounds on the bias
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to sprinkle
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup Manischewitz Cornflake Crumbs
Instructions
  1. For ketchup, combine all ingredients adding more cayenne to taste and water for the desired texture. Refrigerate overnight to let flavors meld.
  2. For leek rings, heat vegetable oil in a large, deep saute pan. You can also use a deep fryer for these. You want the oil to be about 375 degrees F, hot, but not so hot it is spitting oil in your face. Then cut the white and pale part of your leeks on the bias about ½ an inch thick. Then pull them apart. The ones that came out the best had a few rings sticking together to make a thicker ring.
  3. Combine the flour, salt and pepper and dredge the leeks.
  4. Then coat with egg and then cover in the cornflake crumbs. I went with a lighter coating, but you can go heavy if you like.
  5. Then fry the rings in the pre-heated oil on each side until crispy, about a minute on each side. When they are done, pat off extra grease on a paper towel and sprinkle with more salt.
  6. Serve with your fancy homemade ketchup.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Manischewitz products to review, but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Black Widow from the comics and Avengers

  2. A costume my wife once went as, that she found on a website, was she took some clear dry cleaning bags, poked two leg holes, and stuffed it with multi–colored inflated balloons, and she was a bag of jelly beans.

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  7. You are a major genius for this recipe! Dude. Brilliance emanates from within you in the form of fried snacks.
    Also, you should be a hobo lady for Halloween. You could carry a bindle and fill it with candy and booze supplies!

  8. I came to your website via Hilah on twitter! Thank you, Hilah for bringing me here! Thank you, Amy for that recipe for homemade fried leeks and homemade ketchup. (I never thought I’d make my own ketchup in a million years, but that recipe is so EASY! I’d totally make that!) As for Halloween costumes, my husband and I are going as Dr. Frankenfurter and Eddie from Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Guess who is going as which?) I think you should be Columbia!

  9. I don’t think I have ever had a leek but homemade ketchup looks yummy. I think you should be Captain Planet for Halloween (just cause I’d love to see how you make that happen!). -JRo

  10. You could be Raggedy Ann for Halloween!

  11. A Nikki Minaj or Kim Kardashion could be pretty funny!

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