|Latkes with homemade applesauce and maple/cinnamon yogurt|
Even though Chanukah is over, latkes are great this time of year – who doesn’t love fried potatoes in any form? The New York Times did a nice run-down of a few different types here, more latke debate here and one more lakte thought here.
A party guest made the latkes in the above picture – everyone was raving. Here’s his recipe.
6 cups of peeled and shredded potatoes
6 beaten eggs
3 tablespoons grated shallot
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons chopped chives
Fried in vegetable oil
Made about 24.
My addition was applesauce & maple cinnamon yogurt on top. I made my own applesauce with three ingredients: apples (cored, pealed and sliced), orange juice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s a one pot situation. Bring all ingredients to a boil then simmer until the apples breakdown. Total deliciousness. For the “sour cream” I altered this recipe, substituted two percent Greek yogurt (so rich!) and used Grade B maple syrup and cinnamon.
These two additions, made in no time flat the day before my last dinner party, created a luscious appetizer that was beloved!