A Terrific Latke Recipe


(I don’t have a photo of my own veggie latkes so I’m using an image from Chabad. You can find Miriam Szokovski’s recipe on the Chabad website here. I’ll be trying hers this year!)

Garden Vegetable Latkes
My wonderful co-presenter at the Chanukah cooking program, Paige, brought this delicious recipe to the workshop. It is from Bon Appetite Magazine.

8 ounces Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounces carrots (about 2 large), peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounces parsnips (about 2 large), peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup chopped fresh dill (optional)
¼ cup chopped green onions
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs, beaten to blend

10 tablespoons (about) vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place baking sheet in oven. Using food processor fitted with medium grating disk, shred potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Place a kitchen towel on the work surface. Spread vegetables over towel. Roll up towel; squeeze tightly to absorb moisture from vegetables. Blend flour, dill, onions, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add vegetables; toss to coat. Mix in eggs.

Heat 6 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, drop 2 heaping tablespoons batter per pancake into hot oil. Using spoon, spread to 4 inch rounds. Cook until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to sheet in oven. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to skillet by tablespoonfuls as necessary. Serve hot.