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21 December 2011 @ 12:35 am
Latke n00b  
So this evening, being the first night of Hanukkah, I decided to try and make latkes for dinner. To the internets for a recipe, Luckily I had potatoes on hand, but they were an assortment of fingerlings including some blue and pink ones. And they were a bit of a pain to use on the grater, tore up my nails though they needed a trim anyway. Not having peanut oil on hand, I had to use vegetable oil. I also didn't add enough salt up front, but the shaker at the table was good enough.

Colorful messy prep

Prep was pretty messy, as was the frying process. But it was interesting and worked, and the results were pretty tasty. Since we didn't have sour cream or applesauce on hand, nor did I have the time to make applesauce in time for dinner, I heated up some Aidell's chicken and apple sausages and had some of Mom's apple butter to make it a dinner.

On the table

Yum! But probably won't be a regular dish.
Mood: creativecreative
stringmonkeystringmonkey on December 21st, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I'm so proud of you for grating the potatoes, instead of using that nasty crap from a box!
pinkleader: chi chi chipinkleader on December 22nd, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
They come in a box?!?!

I grew up with instant mashed potatoes and powdered milk in lean times, so those aren't even an option for me.
stringmonkeystringmonkey on December 22nd, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
Real latkes don't come in a box. Icky fake ones do.
colsithcolsith on December 22nd, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
As a bad Jew with a hardcore jones for Latkes...they look GREAT!
pinkleader: Bubblespinkleader on December 22nd, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
They were relatively easy and tasty. You have 6 more nights you can make your own!
five_holefive_hole on December 22nd, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I've got to admit to cheating most of the time now. I put the grater blade in my food processor and in go the taters. Done with them all in like 2 minutes. I did enough hand grating of potatoes and onions growing up. Took like an hour to prep enough for the whole family.

I'd also recommend getting some matzo meal instead of the flour, makes for a better texture.
pinkleader: Bubblespinkleader on December 22nd, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
Not having a food processor, I went for the grater. This was more exciting, and sore making, when I made arugula pesto with grater and knife on Sunday.