Friday, December 15, 2006

The World's Best Potato Latkes!

So Chanukah lands on Funny Friday, and therefore I've got to find something appropriate to both celebrations.

I found something great, but first something else great, a recipe for my wife's potato latkes:

Be forewarned - high Calorie, not very nutritious, but very, very yummy. Considering she makes them about twice a year, I feel fairly safe.

If you shape your latkes to be no more than about 1cm thick and about 10cm in diameter, we worked out the calories last year to be about 80-100 per latke.

6 potatoes peeled, pared, grated and drained well (squeeze out as much of the potato juice as you can - cheesecloth works great)
One small onion, grated
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp canola oil
2tsp baking powder
Canola oil for frying

Combine all ingredients and either fry in pan with oil (flipping once when edges start to get crispy or look brown) OR bake in oven at 400F on oiled baking sheet/tin foil, flipping when edges look brown (obviously far fewer Calories if baked). Let cool on very absorbent paper towels and enjoy!