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Dec 16, 2008 06:28 PM

What to pair with potato pancakes??


I am making potato pancakes, serving them with smoked lox, thinly sliced onion, capers and sour cream. This will be for the appetizer.

Can you help me decide on a nice entree to serve afterwards? Nothing with red meat please.

Thank you!!!

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  1. OOPS... no red meat. Sorry ... I had some sausage recipes in mind.

    1. Turkey? Goose? Chicken? Ham? Pork loin?

      9 Replies
      1. re: HaagenDazs

        ham with latkes? ahem...

        more latkes with smoked lox, thinly sliced onion, capers and sour cream would be my choice.

        or as jf suggests a (bitter) green salad.

        1. re: hill food

          It's not being served WITH it as you implied, it's (as the original poster wrote) "a nice entree to serve afterwards". I don't care if you're Jewish and you don't eat pork, not my problem, that wasn't specified as a problem so I didn't eliminate it.

          1. re: HaagenDazs

            The OP does say "nothing with red meat." I'm not sure if most people categorize ham or pork in general as red meat but I certainly would. (If it's not "red meat," what is it?)

          2. re: hill food

            Ham with Kartoffelpuffer, why not?

            1. re: hill food

              In defense of HaagenDazs, we have latkes of Christmas breakfast every year, served with apple sauce and locally produced pork sausage. So not all potato pancake eaters are Jewish... and for that matter, not all Jews forgo pork.

                  1. re: HaagenDazs

                    Thanks HD, nobody else ever says that!

                    (sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes as it really was meant in the most innocuous way) while the pork industry has done their utmost to convince us it's the 'other' white meat, I thought the OP asking for something not mammal, just my interpretation and yet another lame non sequiter on my part - thought there was still room for that in the world.

                    whimsy. pffff DOA.

                    I stand by the idea of just more potato pancakes.and as hlehmann recommends duck fat is GREAT for the fry.

                  2. re: hill food

                    Yeah, I appreciated the humor...

                    As a serious reply to the original question, I think a lot of the fish suggestions are good ones. Alternatively, a roast chicken, red cabbage and lentils would follow that nicely as well.

            2. How about a souffle with a light salad (greens + citrus, nice for the season)?

              Or, since you're having a rich appetizer, you might try something lighter for the entree -- a vegetable soup or a main-dish salad.

              1. I woulld go the route of Ukrainian/Russian meatless Christmas eve dishes -- white fish, roasted chicken, roasted veggies, oven baked buckwheat (Kasha), cabbage rolls ....

                1. One (or more) brined roasted whole chickens (ore one game hen per person), with favorite spices & herbs; and a big Romaine salad with lots of additions - cukes, tomatoes, carrot, daikon/radishes, mandarin orange slices, etc. And a citrus viniagrette.