Latkes for Chanukah
- jpr54_1 Dec 7, 2012 09:45 AM
there r some good recipes on Chabad site for Chanukah
I am going to make 3-4 different types of latkes including the traditional potato.
non traditional zucchini, parsnip, carrot
and apple sauce
I will also try them baked and also fried
I discovered these with sweet potatoes and apples and enhanced them. They have the applesauce cooked right in. They are fine without the curry powder if you don't like that flavor, but astonishingly good with just a little.
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated (equals about 4 cups)
1 green apple, peeled cored and grated
½ small onion, grated
1 C all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t sweet curry powder
1 egg, beaten
¼ t black pepper
Plenty of vegetable oil for frying
You can grate the sweet potatoes and apple in the food processor. You will need a flat grater or a box grater for the onion.
In a bowl, stir together potatoes, onion, apple, egg, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the flour and baking powder, mix and stir to combine. It will be very thick. I needed to use my hands instead of a spoon. Raw Egg. Salmonella. Wash your hands before and after mixing.
Be sure the oil is hot or the latkes will come out oily and flabby. Heat oil in a deep skillet over moderate high heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches of 4 or 5, spoon large spoonful of the mixture (3-4 tablespoons) into the oil and lightly flatten.
Reduce heat slightly and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer latkes with spatula to a plate layered with paper towels.
Once they drain for a moment or two you can transfer them to a cookie sheet and then warm them for a few minutes in the oven before you serve them.
Photos and more here: http://foodbeest.com/?p=6383
Latkes for dinner tonight! Doing plain old, plain old, which we both love. My results, however, are inconsistent--great one time, falling apart the next. Trying a new ratio tonight, so wish me luck!