25
Dec
08

Blogger Aid

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I feel guilty at times…especially at holiday times because there is always too darn much food around…and the amount of waste that occurs makes me physically ill at times…

There is just so much hunger in the world, and we waste food…

The author of the blog, Equal Opportunity Kitchen, along with a couple other food bloggers, is sponsoring Blogger Aid. A really good idea….if you are interested in checking it out, please go here for more information.

In the meantime, here is my contribution to Blogger Aid. Potatoes are cheap and can go a very long way. I can think of no potato recipe that I like more than Latkes (Jewish potato pancakes).

Latkes

10 pounds white potatoes (finely processed like applesauce consistency)
1 huge sweet onion (processed WITH the potatoes)
6 large eggs (beaten)
about 1/2 cup of Matzoh meal or flour (ONLY use if batter is watery)
Mix all ingredients in a large non-metalic bowl (metal makes the potatoes turn dark faster)
Stir in matzoh mean or flour IF the potato mixture is too watery or runny…the mixture should almost be like a nice thick applesauce consistency
Heat about an inch of canola or other vegetable oil in a HOT (very hot) fry pan or skillet.
Put a heaping serving spoon size amount of mixture into the hot oil (you can usually fit five or six spoonfuls in a single large (12 inch) skillet/fry pan) and flatten out as it starts to fry
Fry first side until crisp and then carefully flip and fry the other side to same crispness
Drain on paper towels and then keep warm in the oven.
Serve with any of the following: applesauce, sour cream, sugar, jelly, or just salt.
10 pounds of potatoes makes approximately 90 – 100 latkes, and if you eat them as a main course (which you can do if you have salad on the side) this will feed 10 -12 people.


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4 Responses to “Blogger Aid”


  1. December 25, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Oh, thank goodness! I’ve been craving latkes like no other for the past week…!

  2. December 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I missed the latkes this year.
    Glühwein is damn good though. And you should see some of the cool foods they have here between Christmas eve and new years!
    Oh and those orange fruits dad liked are called physalis here. I’ll email the info to him.

  3. 3 giz
    December 27, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Great latkes and thank you for such a great entry.


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