Earlier this week we were discussing what to have on the 1st night of Chanukah and of course Mike wanted Latkes. Here’s the problem, I had no idea how to make a latke. So I spent the next two days reading every latke recipe I could find. The do’s, the don’ts, all the tips and tricks. The first night of Chanukah arrived and it was time for me to actually put my research into action!
- 4 oz of grated potatoes
- 2 small yellow onions
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of matzo meal
- Olive Oil
- Peel and grate your potatoes until you about about 4 oz. I used about 6 small red potatoes, but any will work. Put 2 small yellow onions in a food processor and chop. Add to the grated potatoes. Now add your egg, salt, pepper and matzo meal and mix evenly with a spoon.
- Heat about 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Place a small spoonful of mix into heated oil and press flat with your spatula. Cook each side until they're golden brown. Once they are done cooking place on a plate lined withed paper towels. You'll need to add more oil occasionally in between batches.
So what does one eat with Latkas? Challah bread grilled cheese and kosher noodle soup of course!