The chicken soup served at Noah and Rae Bernamoff's Mile End, a Montreal-style Jewish deli in Brooklyn, New York is chockablock with lo mein, matzoh balls and kreplach, aka chicken-stuffed Jewish dumplings. It's the whole mishpucha (Yiddish for "family"), a bowl full of Jewish soup traditions. In the pair's new book, The Mile End Cookbook, the Bernamoffs offer a delightfully simpler approach: They use store-bought wonton wrappers to enclose a filling enriched with chicken skin, fat and even chicken liver, if you so desire. And trust us, you will.
Kreplach (Chicken Dumplings)Recipe adapted from Noah and Rae Bernamoff, The Mile End Cookbook (Clarkson Potter)
Yield: Serves 8
Cook Time: 10 minutes