Vegetarian Recipes For Everyday of the Week, Especially Sundays
Friday, December 19, 2008
Hanukkah Latkes or Potato Pancakes
Happy Hanukkah to all! Enjoy this family tradition with a twist. Eat with apple sauce and sour cream, and for all of those who enjoy a less traditional rendition, pull out the ketchup and Louisiana Hot Sauce!
Ingredients: 4 Golden Potatoes or Russet Potatoes 3 Matzah Crackers crumbled 1/2 of a medium Red onion- diced 3 TBS Olive Oil 2 TSP Paprika 1 Tsp Cayenne 1 Clove Garlic- Crushed 1-2 TBS Flour 1/2 Cup Water 1 Tbs Peanut or Safflower Oil Salt and pepper to taste
1. Using a grater or food processor grate the potatoes into small strips. Like you are making hash browns. Set aside. 2. In a large bowl combine the diced onions, crumbled matzah crackers, spices, oil, and water. Mix until well combined. 3. Add the shredded potatoes to the large bowl and mix well. 4. Add the flour and stir until the mixture is thickened and has a thick batter consistency. 5. Add the salt and pepper to taste. 6. On an electric skillet or in a pan skillet fry the latkes for 5-10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. 7. Serve with apple sauce and sour cream.
Growing up, family cooking happened in my house on Sundays. I still maintain that tradition by serving tasty, comforting, and most importantly, nourishing meals to my own family and friends. Enjoy my Vegetarian recipes on Sundays or any day of the week. See special notes from my bird, Griffin, who always has a new variation or tid-bit to add to the recipes. Keep an eye out for my take on local restaurants and "DIY" Creativity for and in the kitchen too!
If there is one thing I can say about myself, it's that I like to make things. Anything. I am what you would call a "DIY" kind of girl. A lifetime of Girl Scouting has taught me to be resourceful and creative in all my daily pursuits. So, in this blog, I will share my love of cooking in all its forms.