Tuesday, September 16, 2008

(To the tune of La Bamba...) La La Latkes...

Here's a recipe for some GREAT potato latkes!!

Latkes are one of my favorite foods...not too healthy but oh so yummy!!

Potato latkes are a standard Hanukkah tradition. The idea, during Hannukkah is to eat deep-fried foods because of the legend that the oil in the temple, one day's worth, burned for eight days.

POTATO LATKES

6 potatoes, pared 1/4 tsp pepper
1 small onion, grated 1/4 cup flour
3 eggs 1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder

oil for frying

Grate potatoes and drain well.Blend in remaining ingredients. Drop from a spoon into hot oil and brown on both sides, turning only once.

Yield: about 2 dozen

Serve with sour cream or applesauce or both.

Stuart likes his with salt.

Something i have occasionally done is instead of (or added TO) the potato, is use shredded zucchini. YUMMY!!


2 comments:

Judy (teach6athome) said...

Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying these! :)

LadyJ said...

I love Latkes but I have never made them myself. I guess I shall have to try your recipe. :)