Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Chanukah!

Happy Happy Chanukah from Mulder + Scully!!!!
And Bea and Bunny too!!!!

Let's eat latkes! This year was my second time making them... and it went much better than the first! This year I just simplified a recipe from a real Jewish grandma and added apples!!

What you'll need:

  • I used 5 small potatoes and 2 granny smith apples
  • 3 small shallots
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flouror matzo meal ( I used flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

How to:

Chop the potatoes and apple in a food processor. I did them both together in small pieces to aid my food processor. I don't have any cheese cloth... so after everything was grated I transferred the potatoes to a colander lined with paper towels over a bowl. Twist mixture in towels to remove water. Let it drain for 10 mins. If there is white starch settled in the bowl... remove the water and use starch. My method wasn't starchy and they turned out fine!

Start with the starch if you have and then add shallots, eggs, flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the potatoes and apples. Combine!

Line a baking pan or platter with paper towels. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet. This is the hard part coming up... the oil should probably be a certain temperature but with vegetable oil you can tell when there is movement going on in the pan. Make little pancakes in your hand and drop them in! Each side get a few minutes in the oil... keep an eye on them! I had to keep adjusting the stove temperature to cook evenly. Latkes will turn a golden brown when done! I then transfer them to the lined backing pan to remove oil and cool down!

Serve with sour cream or apple sauce... or both.. and enjoy!

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