Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Potato Latkes

Whether you're celebrating Hanukkah or not, latkes are a delicious appetizer, and easy enough to make vegan.

Peel and shred 2 cups of baking potato (about 1 large) and grate 1/2 a cup of onion. For both, its quite easy to use the holes of a large grater. Or you could use the shredder attachment of your food processor if it has one. Combine in a sieve and squeeze out any access liquid by pressing the mixture in handfuls.

Combine the potato mixture in a large bowl along with 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. black pepper, and the equivalent of one egg using egg replacer (such as Ener-G).

Form the mixture into 6 equal-sized patties, squeezing any excess moisture as you work.

Heat a tablespoon and a half of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the latkes and cook 5 minutes on each side, until golden. You can drain on paper towels to get rid of any excess oil, if you wish.

Each latke is 90 calories. These are delicious with a dallop of vegan sour cream (try the one from Toffuti) or applesauce. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating!

baking potato $1.61
onion $1.25
thyme $2.99

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  • Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html