Sunday, January 27, 2008

latkes.

For the first time ever, I made latkes. Yes, I have helped my mother and grandmother prepare and fry potato pancakes throughout my life, but this was all me. And, despite memory of a somewhat long process, this only took 45 minutes from start to clean plate. While this short prep time is likely due to cooking a la solo, nevertheless, it has re-established my noshing desires. This dinner was 20 years in the making. More latkes!



note: no recipe was used. just love.
LATKES FOR ONE
::1 medium sized potato, grated
::1/2 yellow onion, grated
::1 clove garlic minced (yes, garlic isn't a traditional ingredient, but I'm an addict)
::2 eggs
::1/4 c milk
::1/3 c flour
::salt/pepper

now for the hard part?

-mix all the ingredients together.
-pan fry with ample butter until crisp
-eat

because this was a spur of the moment meal, I was not adequately prepared with either sour cream or applesauce. So, in accordance with Swedish cultural practice, I used lingonberry jam. Turns out: delicious. Think cranberry, but smaller, and a more brief, subtle sour.

I will make these again soon.
...sweet potato? turnip? carrot? caviar? too Swedish

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

lingonberries...that's hilarious! Though Jews in Sweden may eat them that way???
~B

EZ said...

Jew.

Abuelita Rosa said...

Your latkes look very beautiful - the best item on your site. I'm very proud of your cooking.