Sunday, January 27, 2008


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.
::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

now for the hard part?

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

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


Anonymous said...

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

EZ said...


Abuelita Rosa said...

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