Sunday, January 08, 2006

Never too late for Latkes

My mom throws a great latke party every Chanukah, but I was so busy cooking (and mostly eating) at this year's bash that I forgot to take photos. My mom really does make the best latkes--they've got texture, a good potato to onion ratio, and a perfect balance between a crispy outside and soft inside. Knowing that my latkes will never be as good as mom's, I've created a sweet potato latke that borrows from her great recipe while trying to earn its own sweet reputation.
Sweet Potato Latkes
Serves 3
2 sweet potatoes or yams-grated
2 small yellow onions-thinly sliced
3/4 c. flour
2 eggs-whisked
nutmeg-a dash
salt and pepper, to taste
Canola Oil
Mix potatoes and onions. Add flour and toss to mix evenly. Add eggs to the mixture and toss. Stir in nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Coat the bottom of heavy pan with oil and bring to a medium-high heat. Drop large dollops of latke batter onto the hot oil. Turn latkes when bottom is golden brown. Cook other side to a golden brown and remove from the pan. To remove excess oil from latkes, drain them on paper grocery bags. Add more oil to pan as needed. Enjoy year round.


Blogger Dancewriter said...

This sounds yummie! I'll definitely be trying this recipe soon....

Enjoyed your blog! :)

January 08, 2006  
Blogger Etan said...

Hey Rakel,
It's me 'ol snagle tooth. Great blog. Very YOU. Hah! I drank too much instant Cupoccino here at our not so sophisticated coffee shop we like to call "The Tent Next Door" and now I can't sleep. We serve all kinds of good drinks and food at "TTND" like various types of instant coffee, coffee in tea bags, Chai tea in a kettle made fresh by (real!) Iraqis, regular coffee of various flavors, designer Arabian waters from fresh waters deep in the Arabian desert, crystal light drink mixes, gatorade drink mixes, instant hot cocoa, strawberry/banana/chocolate, regular flavored milk, not-so-near beer, "rip it" energy drinks, plus we have MRE's (regular and Halal (kosher for Islam)), lot's of Beef Jerky and M&M's, candies, Top Ramen, Cup of Noodle (thanks to mom and dad), and the best damn chocolate chip cookies in the world (TBDCCCITW for short...or not so short) courtesy of YOU! But I think there are only 2 left...very popular! We also have mini pecan pies, twinkies, trail mix, power bars, assorted candies, instant oatmeal, assorted spices, and for a special occasion...Smoked salmon! (courtesy again of the folks) We even have weights to work out, a dart board, and "various" ;) magazines. It's not too trendy yet, but Starbucks look out! "The Tent Next Door" is gonna take over the coffee house industry! (One Combat Zone at a time!) I'm outa here! The tanzinator!

January 10, 2006  

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