Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Potato Latkes

Our school system always have a winter concert. The music teacher introduces many different songs for the holiday. When my youngest daughter was in elementary school, she learned the Dreidel song. She would sing it all the time. 
My daughter also has loved potato pancakes. So, I figured it would be a good night to make up a batch. I like mine with sour cream but my daughter disagrees. She thinks they taste better with apple sauce.
Potato Latkes
5 russet potatoes, peeled
1/2 onion
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 cup vegetable oil
salt for season

  1. Add the potatoes with the onion to a food process and shred
  2. Turn the potatoes onto a clean kitchen towel and wring all the excess water out.
  3. Add the potatoes to a bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, flour, and salt to the potatoes and mix well.
  5. Heat about 1/8 of the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add a scoop of the potato mixture and allow to brown.
  7. Flip the potato to the other side and allow to brown.
  8. Remove from the skillet and place on a plate with paper towels on it.
  9. Season with salt.
  10. Serve with sour cream, apple sauce, or any other desired topping.
Source adapted from Epicurious.
Did you already know..........
-A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides.
-The dreidel game is played during the Hanukkah holiday.
-Each side of the dreidel has a Hebrew letter on it.  
-The object of the game is to bet which letter the dreidel will land on when it stops spinning.
-The word dreidel originated from the German word drehen which means to turn.

Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!

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