krep·​lach | \ ˈkrep-ləḵ How to pronounce kreplach (audio) , -ˌläḵ \

Definition of kreplach

: square or triangular dumplings filled with ground meat or cheese, boiled or fried, and usually served in soup

Examples of kreplach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a heartier spin on Jewish penicillin, add egg noodles, white rice, or kreplach, dumplings made with ground beef and onion, to the chicken broth for $1. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "10 soups to get you through flu season in Chicago," 24 Jan. 2018 Last week, the store’s shelves were starting to look empty — but most were still laden with frozen beef kreplach, rows of cereal and oatmeal and neatly arranged vegetables under bright white fluorescent lights. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, "After 30 years, a D.C. neighborhood prepares to say goodbye to a market that was more than a store," 28 Mar. 2018 Located in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village complex, the Essen Room is fueled by good old-fashioned values, starting with the onsite cooking of such deli staples as knishes, kreplach and kugel. Tim Smith,, "Essen Room in Pikesville serves up abundance of traditional deli fare," 10 Jan. 2018 In one grouping, the diners — of Irish, German, Polish, Mexican, Cambodian and Italian descents — talked about a dumpling being a universal food, with multiple cultures having a version: pierogi, ravioli, empanadas, kreplach. Natalie Pompilio, The Seattle Times, "Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time," 24 June 2017 The dish evolved, spread from Italian shores, and gave rise to countless forms around the world: as kreplach for Rosh Hashanah, say, or breaded and deep-fried in St. Louis. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "An Ode to the Best Ravioli I've Ever Eaten," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of kreplach

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kreplach

Yiddish kreplekh, plural of krepl filled dumpling

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“Kreplach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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