The Nacho Seder Plate

29 March 2010 by Lee Frank Category: recipes
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Ever since the Latkcho, we’ve been thinking about other meme-making Nacho designs we can come up with. We’ve been talking about our Passover power play for a long time and we were thinking that we can’t just put out a piece of Matzah, with Cheese and Salsa. That would be lame and you expect better from us.

So after a lot of thinking, we decided what better to do that replace the traditional seder plate with a Nacho substitute that any Nacho lover, Jewish or Not, would love.

I headed up to Jon’s apartment in the UWS with thoughts looming in my mind.

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Charoset: A sweet, pebbly paste of fruits and nuts, representing the bricks used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses of Egypt. We needed something with some kick and some color, so we made a Haroset Verde.

Charoset Verde

1 Green Pear
1 Green Apple
1 Tomato
1 Red Onion
Half bag of Walnuts

2 Diced Chilies
Cilantro
Hot Sauce

Cinnamon

We magic-bulleted the chillies, cilantro, and hot sauce to get super fine and chopped the rest chunky style. We added them together into a bowl and sprinkled the cinnamon on top. It reminded me of charoset but also had all the flavors I love in a pico de gallo.

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Maror and Chazeret: Two types of bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of slavery. For maror, many people use grated horseradish while Chazeret is typically romaine lettuce, or sometimes more horseradish. So we had a horseradish party.

Horseradish Crema and Aioli

Horseradish
Sour Cream

Mayonnaise
Garlic
Chillies

We simply mixed the Horseradish and Sour Cream and then the Horseradish with Mayo, Garlic and Chillies.

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Beitzah: a boiled or roasted egg. The egg serves as a reminder about this loss. It also symbolizes the eternal life. We’re silly and knew it needed to be guac-related.

We hard-boiled an egg, sliced in half and took out the yolk. Then we mashed some avocados up and replaced the yolk with some yummy green guac.

Karpas: A vegetable other than bitter herbs, usually parsley. We went simple. Cilantro.

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And so we have the Nacho Seder Plate. Impressed? I was.

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