December 12, 2009

חג שמח Happy Chanukkah

It's Chanukkah so have a very FESTIVE HOLIDAY and enjoy the time with your family.... One thing I remember about Chanukkah is one of my very FAV. "Jewish" dishes- potato latkes.. It's something I grew up with... with a side dollop of sour cream and a side dollop of applesauce... DELISH!!!

So, in good cheer of this beautiful holiday, I am providing the recipe for potato latkes that I found HERE, a blog called "Eat Like a Girl." Enjoy.....

Recipe for Potato Latkes


400g potatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sunflower oil


Peel the potatoes and grate. Soak the grated potato in cold water. Let the last batch soak for a few minutes then strain in a colander.

Spread the potatoes and chopped onion on a kitchen towel and roll up and squeeze as much of the excess moisture as possible out. This will make a difference to the final result so it’s worth spending a bit of time doing this. Transfer the resultant mixture to a bowl and stir in the beaten egg and salt.

Heat about 1-2cm of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, until hot but not smoking.

Form the latkes so that they are thin (less than 1cm) and about the size of your palm (should use about 2 tbsp mixture). The thinner the better for me. Cook the latkes until brown at the edges. Turn them over and cook until fully browned. You should be able to do about 4 at a time with an average frying pan.

Drain excess oil using kitchen paper and keep on a wire rack until you serve. I serve them as they are done so that they are nice and hot with the apple sauce.

***All photos and images were taken from the internet.


Vagabonde said...

I am not sure how I found your blog – I like to jump from blog roll to blog roll then I have a hard time retracing my steps, but I am pleased I found your blog. I think your blog name is what caught my attention. We came back from Paris about a month ago (I was raised there but have been in the States for “eons”) but still miss my native France. You have some pretty pictures. I also will use your Potato Latkes recipe as I have never tried it but always enjoyed eating them. I’ll be back.

Michelle Dawn said...

Looks yummy I may have to try this out someday.

Leesa said...

Michelle Dawn...

They were good but they didn't "hold" together...
Let me know if you make them...

Hi Vagabonde --

Thanks for finding my blog! I'm glad you did. I wish I knew you before you came to Paris so we could have met for coffee while you were here! Potato latkes are great!

Take care,