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Although I don't celebrate the Jewish high holidays myself, I certainly do appreciate some of the foods that go along with them. I personally find that I can create any occasion to eat potato latkes. Also, they go fantastically well with the traditional apples and honey, that are symbolic of the Jewish new year.
Here's a great, simple recipe for potato latkes, as we made them last year for a little holiday party with the girls.:
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise
- Peel potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Then, place the potatoes in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the shredding disk attachment and process until shredded.
- Move the shredded potato to a large bowl of ice water. Using a strainer or slotted spoon, transfer potatoes, reserving liquid, to another large bowl lined with a clean kitchen towel; gently squeeze dry.
- Add onions to bowl; stir in eggs, salt, and pepper.
- In a heavy nonstick frying pan, heat 1/4-inch of oil. Spoon 1/2 cup of potato mixture per pancake into pan.
- Fry on both sides until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. And place on a plate covered with papertowels (to soak up access oils).
- Serve and enjoy immediately w/ apple sauce, sour cream and ketchup! Also, Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashanah!
Here are some photos of us preparing the latkes over last Hanukkah! Enjoy!!!
|Lisa- w/ makeshift funnel- putting potatoes into food processor|
|Lauren- Shredding potatoes|
|Lisa- Modeling the condiments|
|Me- w/ the final product at the table.|