Kasha Kreplach

Tender and slightly chewy, these easy kasha kreplach are just perfect for soups or for serving as an appetizer with a tangy dip.

The Backstory: I have to admit that I’ve never had kasha kreplach in my entire life (bad Jew, I know, I know). But, I’ve been face down in plenty of steaming bowls of my grandmother’s magnificent matzoh ball soup and kreplach to know that I probably should pony up to this at some point. Then again, now that I think about it…I’ve had my fair share of Mish-Mosh soup, so perhaps I have had kasha kreplach after all. Hmm. Something else to contemplate. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Kasha Kreplach

Delicate kreplach pouches are filled with a mixture of kasha, sauteed onions and seasonings, and are simmered in golden chicken soup. Serve in soup or fried as an appetizer for your next family gathering.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 kreplach


For the Kreplach

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

For the Filling

  • 1 cup minced onions
  • 3 tbsp. butter or chicken fat (use chicken fat if you are making a Kosher meal)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked kasha
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper


Prepare the Kasha Filling

  1. In a medium saucepan, brown the onion in the butter or fat. Stir in the kasha and pepper. Set aside.

Prepare the Kreplach

  1. Place flour on a board and make a well in the center. Place the eggs, water and salt into the well. Work these into the flour with one hand and knead the dough until smooth and elastic with the other hand.
  2. Roll the dough and stretch it as thin as you can without tearing it. After you roll it out, cut it into 3-inch squares and place a tbsp. of kasha filling onto center of dough. Fold dough over so the kreplach is a triangle and press the edges together with a little water to seal it.
  3. Cook kreplach in boiling, salted water or chicken soup for 20 minutes. You can serve them immediately in the soup. If you wish to fry the kreplach, just remove them from the boiling water or soup and fry them in hot canola or vegetable oil for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

…The Backstory continues: This recipe was given to me by the late Carol Goldsmith, mother of a dear friend. Carole was very active in her Sisterhood in the Akron, Ohio area and over the years passed on many delicious recipes to me. This is but one of them.


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Jodi Luber

Jodi Luber

Here goes: Born in Brooklyn. Daughter of a bagel baker with a Henny Youngman soul and a mom who makes Joan Rivers seem tame. Late bloomer. Married the love of my life at 45 and love being a mom to our three kids. I'm a professor at Boston U. Happiest in the kitchen baking and remembering how my dad would melt from a single bite of my cheesecake.
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