The Jew And The Carrot

Lesser Family Carrot Souffle

By Joan Lesser

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Eric Lesser grew up having his family’s carrot souffle at Seder. When he was invited to celebrate the holiday at the White House, the President’s chef recreated it.

Eating it the first year was “jarring experience,” Lesser recalled. “I’m sitting in the dining room of the White House, with portraits of first ladies and a beautiful setting and… I had a flashback to the house I grew up in.”

Lesser shared the recipe with us below.

Carrot Souffle

1 pound carrots, steamed and mashed
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
3 eggs
3 tablespoons matzo meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together all of the ingredients. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until the top looks golden brown and the center is almost firm. Enjoy!


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