Chremslach (singular chremsl; Yiddish: כרעמזל standard orthography khremzl, plural כרעמזלעך khremzlekh [ˈχrɛmzləχ]), is a Jewish food eaten on Passover.[1] Chremslach are small thick pancakes or fritters made of potato or matzah meal.[2][3][4] Chremslach can also be more dessert-like, including ingredients like dried fruit and nuts.[4]

Similar dishes, or even the same, have different names. Balkan Jews use the Ladino term bimuelos "fritters", cognate with Spanish buñuelos.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Claudia Roden, The Book of Jewish Food, Penguin Books, 1999, ISBN 0-14-046609-6, p. 169
  2. ^ Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, p. 42
  3. ^ A. Soldatov, Yiddish-Russian on-line dictionary, the letter Khof
  4. ^ a b c Steinberg, Liz (May 30, 2016). "Chremslach: One Family's Little-known Food That Won a National Spelling Bee". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2022.