Posts Tagged With: Latkes

Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti squash latkes, who would have thought? Zakah Glaser, that’s who; and I thank her for the recipe I found on Chabad.org.

I have to say that these were good the first day, but they were excellent as leftovers.  I have no idea why this was true, but that bodes well for making these in advance for a party or other gathering and then warming them up for serving.

Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Zakah Glaser on Chabad.org

1 spaghetti squash (from Highland Orchards)

1 onion, grated

2 eggs (from Highland Orchards)

1/4 oat bran

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper, to taste

Directions

Slice the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, place face up in a baking pan and bake for 1 hour at 450ºF.

Let squash cool, then scoop out squash and mix with remaining ingredients.

Coat skillet with vegetable spray or oil and drop mixture by spoonful into pan. Brown well on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

Serve and enjoy!

Categories: Hanukah, Jewish Holiday, Main Dish, Recipe, Spaghetti Squash, Vegetarian | Tags: | Leave a comment

Broccoli Cheese Latkes

The groundhog had attacked my broccoli, ate all the best parts, but left some leaves. So I left the plants in the garden.  Two months later, I have broccoli!

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These latkes are delicious! I can’t wait to make them again for Hanukah. Tonight we had them with eggs – one of my favorite ways to eat latkes. The bread on the side is a spinach-ricotta stuffed challah, but that would be a story for another day.

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Broccoli Cheddar Latkes

Nina Safar1 lb. of broccoli florets, chopped and steamed (from the garden)
1 russet potato, peeled and grated
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup of panko crumbs
2 eggs (from Farmer Kim)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup canola oil
oil for fryingDirections
Steam and chop the broccoli florets.img_3598

Place in large mixing bowl. Add the grated potato, diced onion, panko crumbs, eggs, pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, flour, cheese and oil.

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Mix well.

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Shape into patties and fry until golden brown.

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Drain on paper towels.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Serves 4 – 5

Categories: Broccoli, Hanukah, Kosher, Recipe, Vegetarian | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Japanese Vegetable Pancake Latkes

I make these latkes when I am craving vegetables and still feeling the need to do the Hanukah olive oil ‘thing.’ I love them.  The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen, to make it more latke-like and less pancake-y I have reduced the eggs to 4.  The original recipe calls for 6, I like that as well.

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I like making them large, so you eat 1 large plate-sized latke/pancake. And I love the okonomiyaki sauce!

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Yes, that’s boxed mac and cheese with the latke – the joys of having a 6 year old around.

The colors while mixing this were beautiful – cabbage, carrots, kale and scallions…

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While I grow carrots and kale, my kale is all gone and my carrots are too small still. So, the main veggies are not local.

Japanese Vegetable Pancake Latkes

very slightly adapted from smittenkitchen.com 

Pancakes
1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (5 to 6 cups shreds) (a mandoline is useful here)
4 medium carrots, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler or sliced extremely thin on the mandoline
5 lacinato kale leaves, ribs removed, leaves cut into thin ribbons
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs, lightly beaten (locally raised)
Canola, safflower or peanut oil for frying

Tangy Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (note: this is not vegetarian)
1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon rice cooking wine or sake (I used white wine)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey (local)
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

Make the pancakes: Toss cabbage, carrot, kale, scallions and salt together in a large bowl.

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Toss mixture with flour so it coats all of the vegetables. Stir in the eggs.

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Heat a large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Coat the bottom with oil and heat that too.

To make a large pancake, add 1/4 of the vegetable mixture to the skillet, pressing it out into a 1/2 – to 3/4-inch pancake. Gently press the pancake down flat.

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Cook until the edges beging to brown, about 3 minutes. 30 seconds to 1 minute later, flip the pancake with a large spatula. Cook on the other side until the edges brown, and then again up to a minute more (you can peek to make sure the color is right underneath).

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Regardless of pancake size, you can keep them warm on a tray in the oven at 200 to 250 degrees until needed.

Make the okonomiyaki sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until smooth and thick.

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Serves 4.

Categories: Carrot, Hanukah, Kale, Recipe, Vegetarian | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Apple Latkes

Latkes aren’t just for lunch and dinner, we found a fun new way to start our day with latkes – Apple Latkes for breakfast!

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These latkes by Nigella Lawson are so good that you are going to want them at other times of the year.  Then you can call them apple fritters or apple pancakes.  But whatever you call them, they are worth a try!

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Apple Latkes

from Nigella Lawson

1 large egg (locally raised)

1/3 cup plain greek yogurt plus 1/3 cup low-fat milk, or 2/3 cup natural plain yogurt.

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp superfine sugar

2 apples (1/2 lb) to make 1 cup grated apples

Vegetable oil, for frying

Maple syrup (or confectioner’s sugar and ground cinnamon) for serving

Directions

Beat the egg with the yogurt and milk and set aside.

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Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & sugar in a bowl.

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Peel, quarter and core the apples, then grate them.

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Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour bowl, tip in the apples and fold together.

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Pour enough oil to come about 1/4 inch up in a skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Drop spoonfuls (round soup spoon) of the apple batter into the sizzling oil.  No need to make perfect round pancakes.

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Fry for a minute or two, until the latkes are a golden brown on the undersides.  Flip them and fry for another minute o the uncooked side.

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Drain on paper towels.

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Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

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Serves 4.

 

Categories: Apples, Breakfast, Hanukah, Jewish Holiday, Kosher, Recipe, Vegetarian | Tags: | Leave a comment

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