Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Latkes & Applesauce

The discussion on the cooking forum over at the garden had me craving Latkes. I had 6 apples from Willoughby Hills Farm and made a quick dish of chunky applesauce for a side. The farm picked the rest of their apple harvest and stored them in a cooler on site. I will be able to buy locally grown apples through April. I am happy :)

Latke Recipe

4 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
1 small onion, grated
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup oil

Grate potatoes, squeeze off extra liquid. Peel and grate onion into potatoes. Add eggs, flour, sour cream and salt and pepper. Mix Well.

Heat 1/2 cup of oil until it sizzles. Drop a tbsp. at a time of batter into the hot oil. When bottoms are brown turn them over. When done, remove and drain on paper towels.

Serve with applesauce, sour cream or just plain.

Chunky Applesauce Recipe

6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a heavy pot, combine all ingredients. Cook covered over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and mash apples. Serve warm with latkes.


LUCY said...

I'm a new reader by way of The Dinner Chronicles and love your blog. Your latkes and applesauce look divine. I've never seen a latke recipe that uses sour cream and am anxious to try your recipe.

OhioMom said...

Thanks for stopping by Lucy, I usually use pancake mix but I didn't have any so I substituted flour.

IMO, the pancake mix is better :)

LUCY said...

I made your potato latke recipe last night. I used matzo meal instead of flour. They were awesome!!! Thank you.

OhioMom said...

Thanks Lucy, I love latkes .. probably could eat them every night :)