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09/10/2006
Use your etrog by: Leslie Bunder and Caroline Westbrook
FILED UNDER DAILY JEWS >> Food & Drink
Etrog
Etrog

Another year, another sukkot and with that comes the rather awesome citrus fruit, the etrog.

Once you've done all you holding and shaking of the etrog with the lulav, there's plenty of life left in the etrog rather than just throwing it away.  You can use it to flavour up a meal or add it to drinks.

We've taken a look at the best ways you can make use of the etrog.  Some of them are tried and tested in previous years and others are some new suggestions.

And with an etrog costing anything from 10 up to 50 you certainly want to make full use of this wonderful fruit.

1. Make etrog marmalade. Next time you fancy doing some jamming, use an etrog. While it may be very expensive to make it only from etrog, you can try mixing it in with some orange and enjoy blending the two fruits together.

2. Chutney. You can make chutney with a whole host of fruit and vegetables, so why not add some etrog.  Give it a try and savour the difference.

3. Etrog tea. A variation on lemon tea, simply make your cuppa as normal, but instead of putting in milk or lemon, cut up your etrog and add a slice instead. It's especially good if you've just had a meat meal and don't want milk in your tea, and has a noticeably different flavour to lemon tea.

4. Candy it. Make candied fruit in the way you would normally, using slices of etrog instead of lemon or orange.

5. Drinks. As well as hot drinks, a dash of etrog in apple juice is very refreshing. It can also be added to other juice drinks or if you want a celebration tipple on Simchat Torah, then vodka and etrog make a perfect combination. Or try it with a shot of tequila if you're really daring, and make an etrog slammer.

 
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