(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Don’t throw out your etrogim after the holiday.
Here are two of Uzi-Eli Hezi’s easier recipes for using your etrog
• Etrog liquor:
Put the etrog in a sealable jar with 95
percent alcohol (use more than one etrog for a stronger taste). Wait for
alcohol to turn yellow as it leeches the juice out of the etrog. After
six to eight weeks, add sugar according to taste, and seal the jar again
few more weeks. The liquor will be ready to enjoy by Tu Bishvat.
Cut the etrog into cubes and throw out the pulp.
Boil the etrog
pieces in water, twice, and then throw out the water. In fresh water,
etrog and the etrog’s weight in sugar, so there is a 1:1 ratio of etrog
sugar. Add some water, depending on how liquidy you want the jam to
Boil the etrog and sugar until just before it burns. The jam can be
stored in a sealable container in the refrigerator.