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If you ever wanted lunch for breakfast, this is it. (Photo: Caren Alpert.)

If you’ve ever loved a pastrami on rye with cole slaw and pickles after a bowl of matzo ball soup and before a slice of chocolate babka, you’ve come to the right place. Food writer Michael Zusman and Nick Zukin, co-owner of Portland deli Kenny and Zuke’s, teamed up to publish this collection of the classic homestyle Jewish deli food you crave. First up, pastrami and cheddar scones via Brooklyn’s famed Montreal-style Mile End Deli.

These amazingly moist and full-flavored scones come to us from Mile End Deli, where they use Montreal smoked meat instead of pastrami, relying on the recipe devised by Mile End co-founder (and resident sardonic wit) Noah Bernamoff. At Mile End, they are always looking for ways to use the non-sandwich-worthy shards of smoked meat that flake off during carving, according to Mile End’s co-founder and Noah’s wife Rae Bernamoff. One use is Mile End’s version of poutine, the Canadian one-course-weight-gain plan made with French fries, cheese curds, gravy and bits of meat. These scones are a less outrageous, French fry and gravy-free, play on poutine that can be eaten out of hand.

Reprinted with permission from The Artisan Jewish Deli At Home