Homemade Red Chrain

Homemade Red Chrain

Chrain is a delicious pareve condiment that is perfect for your Passover seder. Homemade is better than premade!
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place the beets in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover by 1 inch.
  3. Step 3

    Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the beets are tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 30 to 40 minutes depending on size. Remove from the heat, drain, and set aside. 
  4. Step 4

    While the beets are boiling, prepare the horseradish: Peel the root, cut into chunks if large, and feed into a food processor fitted with a fine grating disc. (Alternatively, you can grate it on the small holes of a box grater.) Transfer to a bowl, and add the vinegar, sugar (if using), and salt. Mix well. 
  5. Step 5

    Slip the skins off of the beets. Using the same shredding disc (or box grater), finely grate the beets.
  6. Step 6

    Add to the chrain, mix well, and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Step 7

    Store in the refrigerator.