What a busy season it's been. First time on TV as a cook. I was actually paid for my catering skills (side dishes for 140 people)... Again, first time. We hosted 4 seasonal dinner parties (a record) and the blog, the website and my new Pinterest following hit yearly records.
So today the season ends and it is a tradition around our place... Just my wife and myself. A little special cooking just for her (starting with Latkes), we don't get out of our pajamas and we watch videos all day.
So, just pausing for a Merry Christmas wish, hope Santa was good to you (I got a new Crock pot AND a Pasta Machine!!!). Here's a quick recipe for those little potato pancakes,,, And annual breakfast for us...
Well, Latkes are all Europe (and Kansas). Often by a different name, from Ireland to Russia... Sweden all the way south to Africa, all claim this dish as their own.
Me, I discovered them in a New York Deli back in the 80's and have loved them ever since... So simple and nostalgic for me.
Here's the recipe (made 7 of em)...
5 medium Potatoes, grated
1 medium Red Onion, grated
4 large Eggs
2 rounded TBS Flour
1 big Pinch Salt
several turns of a pepper grinder
4 TBS Olive Oil
Sour Cream to garnish (optional)
- VERY IMPORTANT...
squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the potatoes and onions after they are grated and before you mix with the other ingredients.
- Preheat the oil in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat
- Mix everything else together, form into pancakes
- Fry until golden brown and delicious
- Garnish with Sour Cream
- Serve HOT and enjoy
I canned the peaches myself back when they were ripe. I only have 4 jars (out of a dozen) left, so it was a treat.
Just whipped a little Heavy Cream until slightly thickened, added a couple TBS of powdered sugar and away we went...
Best served as breakfast in bed on Christmas morning...
Hope you find your one to share and relax and of course...
God Bless us Everyone
Dave and Jackie