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!

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.

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