Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A snack food in Eastern European Jewish cuisine, combining cracklings of chicken or goose skin with fried onions
  • noun Cracklings from rendered chicken fat

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Yiddish גריבענעס

Examples

  • A friend of mine calls gribenes "chicken crack" - both addictive and dangerous.

    Articles

  • By using chicken skin for its texture and powerful flavor in all sorts of dishes, chefs are legitimizing what used to be a guilty pleasure, whether they call it gribenes, yakitori kawa or cracklings.

    NYT > Home Page

  • By using chicken skin for its texture and powerful flavor in all sorts of dishes, chefs are legitimizing what used to be a guilty pleasure, whether they call it gribenes, yakitori kawa or cracklings.

    The Seattle Times

  • Baking S - The same little bits from rendered chicken fat are called "gribenes" in yiddish.

    Pork Rilettes

  • My rabbi friend reminded me about the Jewish bacon of my youth, gribenes, pieces of chicken skin deep fried in schmaltz, onions and salt until crispy brown.

    Jay Weston: The Atkins "Schmaltz" Diet: Memories of Jewish Food!

  • Traditionally you would just use a bit of raw minced onion in the mix, but I like the strong caramelized onion in the schmaltz, it gives you that nice gribenes flavor.

    Latke-Vision: It Sure Beats The Yule Log

  • The latter are the gribenes, which you can lift out with a slotted spoon and put on some paper towels to drain.

    Odd Ducks

  • So Jews fattened the geese, ate their meat, used their fat, made gribenes cracklings out of the skin and enjoyed their livers.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • So Jews fattened the geese, ate their meat, used their fat, made gribenes cracklings out of the skin and enjoyed their livers.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • There's going to be confit, a giant pot of duck soup, gribenes-a salty, crunchy garnish for a salad or other use, and a fancy duck breast dinner dish for 2 people.

    Odd Ducks

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.