Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, is a time when Jews are required to fast for 24 hours. At the end of this period, family and friends gather for the traditional break-the-fast meal.
The transition from fasting to feasting should be a gradual one. Light, simple food is best. This quick recipe is perfect for the holiday, which falls this Monday. Just add a few side dishes to complete the menu.
At a recent dinner, I served individual mini-potato salads topped with smoked salmon and garnished with a zesty mustard-dill sauce. Everyone enjoyed them so much, I decided to include them in our break-the-fast menu. The secret to this dish is that the potatoes are diced and boiled for only 8 minutes. This delicious main course can be prepared ahead of time and chilled until ready to serve.
Complete the meal with a selection of fresh fruit. Serve with the traditional honey cake, my family’s favorite holiday dessert.