I am making grandma’s Jewish style brisket for friends this weekend and I can’t decide what kind of potato I want to make. I just know I don’t want to grate and squeeze potato pancakes. I can’t decide what would go well. Any suggestions?
I don’t know what Jewish style brisket is, but assuming it’s a braise of some sort then my first choice would be mash. Not a wet mash with loads of butter, etc but pretty much just potatoes mashed.
Roasted small red/gold and sweet potatoes is what I might do.
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I would do mashed potatoes, because gravy.
Yes, it’s a braise with onions, garlic and carrots in red wine. The meat melts, but the gravy is not thick.
That was my first thought as well.
Definitely mashed, as @Harters said.
Mashed potato pancakes, not latkes.
Definitely mashed potatoes. Maybe add some sour cream, cheddar, and chive.
Throw some small potatoes into the pot for the last 20-30 minutes?
Mash them on the plate with dinner?
I’d make potato dumplings. From a mix. I’ve been happy with the Polish and German mixes I’ve bought. Lately I’ve been buying Silesian-style potato dumplings which are smaller, and shaped with an indentation in the middle that catches gravy or sauce.
I usually make them when I make sauerbraten and sometime with gulasch.
Here’s a recipe for the Silesian dumplings https://polishhousewife.com/kluski-slaskie-silesian-dumplings/
I’d rather have a softer potato- like boiled dumplings or mash, rather than a crispy potato or roasted potato , with brisket.
What about potato rolls? Net exactly a potato but they would go really well with the brisket and it’s pan juices. You could make some lovely little sandwiches with the leftovers.
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the latkes are a nice crispy counterpoint because the meat is so soft!
you can thin slice potatoes, toss with olive oil, salt and thyme and roast til crispy.
It’s kosher too.
Roasted red potatoes.
Lots of garlic
Mash for me, especially since there is a gravy/sauce involved. Twice baked is also a good alternative when you add some of the gravy/sauce to the second step.
Colcannon- then you get some veg with your brisket
Trader Joe’s has a frozen latke that is not too bad. Air Fryer crispy. (I like mine with a poached egg.)