Cheese Latkes

 

December 11, 2020

If you're tired of "regular" potato latkes by the second night of Chanukah, here are some versions and accouterments to try. For most of these recipes, you can start with your own basic potato latke recipe, and substitute appropriately.

If you're not supposed to have so much oil, you can spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray or Pam and put any of these in a hot (450 degree) oven for about 5-8 minutes on each side.

Ingredients

peanut oil

1 teaspoon garlic or 2 garlic cloves

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt or tamari

2 potatoes

2/3 lb farmer's cheese, dry cottage cheese, or dry feta

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 1/2 Tablespoons matzah meal or flour

2 eggs

Directions

Peel, cube, and boil potatoes. Mash. Add cheese. Beat eggs well and add. Add matzoh meal or flour, baking powder, and spices. Heat oil until hot and put large spoonful for each pancake. Cook until brown and flip.

Variation: Use one potato and 10 oz. package of spinach (frozen or cooked), well drained and chopped. This is especially tasty if you're using feta.


 

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