Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
Scott Noar asks whether "hezel" was a familiar dish to others whose families were >from Lithuania.
Yes, indeed, but we called it "helzel." It's like stuffed derma--flour,
onions, chicken fat, paprika, salt and pepper--but all this stuffed and
sewn up in the skin >from a chicken neck rather than stuffed into tripe (beef intestines). My mother, both of whose parents were Litvaks, used to make and roast this along with the rest of the chicken. I thought it was quite tasty.