Sunday, December 14, 2008
Adventures in Latkes
I think I must be a Jewish Grandmother trapped in a Vietnamese Buddhist's body. The sound of Yiddish is music to my ears and I have been known to crave chopped liver. But above all else I love making and eating latkes!
I like to make my latkes with a mixture of sweet potatoes and russet potatoes to give it color and more of those good vitamins. Served with light sour cream and applesauce, these latkes make a festive, easy-to-create party treat or snack.
To Make Latkes:
2 large sweet potato, grated by hand or in a food processor
1 large russet or Yukon Gold or Russet potato, grated by hand or in a food processor
1 medium white onion, grated by hand or in a food processor
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup flour
pinch of cumin
olive oil, for frying
1. Combine all ingredients except oil into a bowl and mix well.
2. Heat frying oil on nonstick pan.
3. Using a 1/8 cup measure spoon mixture into frying pan. Flatten mixture with a spatula to form a small cake.
4. Fry latkes in batches for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden.
5. Place on paper plates to drain oil, and season with salt if needed.
6. Serves with applesauce and sour cream.