Kholodnik (little cold thing)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Radishes, cut wafer-thin]
2 smalls Cucumbers (Pickling variety, if available), cut wafer-thin
5 \N Scallions, finely chopped
½ bunch Watercress, minced
8 \N Leaves Boston lettuce, minced
1 cup Minced dill
4 mediums New potatoes, peeled
2 cups Buttermilk
2 tablespoons Butter
\N \N Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

This is from an Molly O'Neill's column in "The New York Times Magazine," October 27, 1996.

I've made one change to the recipe as given. The original called for sour milk (2 cups of milk with ¾ tsp. sour salt/citric acid). I've substituted buttermilk.

1. Place earthenware bowl in refrigerator and chill completely. After preparing the radishes, immediately place them into the chilled bowl and return to the refrigerator. Then, in order, prepare the cucumbers, scallions, watercress and Boston lettuce. Toss this mixture with ½ cup of the dill and refrigerate.

2. Boil the potatoes until they are tender. Combine buttermilk with the chilled vegetables, toss well and return the soup to the refrigerator.

3. When potatoes are tender, drain, toss with butter, the remaining dill and season to taste. Serve the soup very cold with a very hot potato on the side. Alternate eating the hot potato with the tart soup. Small portions of the soup are recommended, since it is quite filling. Makes 4 servings.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest V96 #093 From: Brian Mailman <bmailman@...> Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 15:21:29 -0800

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