Posts Tagged ‘latkes’

Latke-Palooza: Oven Fried Sweet Potato Latkes

December 10, 2011

It was about an hour before Shabbos and I got the idea into my head that I would make vegetable latkes. Not such a practical idea at that point in the day, but there was a recipe on the bottle of safflower oil for sweet potato zucchini pancake that sounded really good.

I wasn’t delusional enough to think that I could fry up individual fritters. Instead, I quickly mixed up the batter, slapped eight large patties onto a well oiled pan and threw the whole thing into a 500 degree oven. After a few minutes, when the laktes seemed to gotten firm enough to flip, I pulled the pan out of the oven and turned each pancake over and threw the pan back in the oven until they looked golden.

The results surprised me. First of all, the latkes tasted as if they were fried (with no mess!). Second of all, they had a delicate, sweet flavor and texture. The zucchini and sweet potato complemented each other in a way I didn’t expect. My husband said they reminded him of Ratner’s vegetable cutlets, but I thought they were much lighter.

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Latke-Palooza: Potato Pancakes and Matzoh Ball Mix (with Oven Fried Option)

December 6, 2011

What do latkes have to do with matzoh ball mix? Well, once I wanted some latkes and matzoh ball mix was the only kind of matzoh meal I had in the house. It made fabulous latkes. Maybe it had something to do with the seasoning and the baking powder. You can use regular matzoh meal to make these and add your own seasonings.

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Latke-Palooza: Zucchini Latkes

December 6, 2011

It is fun to serve different kinds of mini latkes as appetizers, and this recipe is an old favorite. The original recipe came from an early 80’s cookbook called Cooking with Cornelius. Cornelius O’Donell worked for Corning Glass and developed recipes for use in Corningware. I’ve changed around the recipe a bit, leaving out the 2 Tbl. mayonnaise, using oil instead of butter for frying and changing some other things probably over the years.

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