Thursday, December 2, 2010

Frugal Food Thursday: Garden Vegetable Latkes

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Happy Chanukah!  Here's a yummy recipe for Garden Vegetable Latkes.  I originally got this recipe from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.   It adds a little extra nutrition to the traditional fried potato pancakes eaten as part of the 8-day celebration.  They're great served with applesauce (like my crockpot raspberry applesauce) and/or sour cream.

Garden Vegetable Latkes

3 large all-purpose potatoes, peeled
1/2 large onion, peeled
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
2 medium carrots, peeled
4 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup matzo meal or fresh bread crumbs
1 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With a food processor, grate potatoes, onion, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots in batches.  Place grated vegetables in a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Add 2 eggs and flour and mix to combine.  Put mixture into a colander sititng in the sink and wait for 10 minutes for the liquid to drain.

Press liquid out of mixture and put into a dry bowl.  Add remaining 2 eggs, matzo meal, salt, and pepper.  If mixture is too loose, add a bit more matzo meal.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add oil.  Place spoonfuls of mixture into hot oil  Press gently with back of spoon to flatten.  Saute 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown.  Turn pancakes over and cook until golden brown on the other side.  Transfer to a baking pan and keep warm in the oven.  Continue to make pancakes, adding more oil as necessary.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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April J Harris December 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

I love the idea of garden vegetables in latkes! Your recipe sounds delicious. I've linked up my Mom's very frugal but incredibly delicious garlic bread recipe.

Lisa December 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

Thanks for this recipe! I'm always looking for alternatives to the usual Jewish foods for hiolidays!

black eyed susans kitchen December 3, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Happy Chanukah to you! I will try these latkes for the last night of the holiday. I will also try to come up with a post for your link up next week.

Melodie December 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

I remember trying latkes for the first time. They are so good! Sorry I don't have something to add to your carnival but I will keep it in mind the next time I do a more frugal recipe. Thanks!

Hazel Moon December 3, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

What a wonderful way to combine and create an all in one meal! I must try this soon! Thank you for a great blog site.

Chats the Comfy Cook December 6, 2010 at 3:13 PM  

Happy Chanukah.

I love adding vegetables to the more common potato latkes. It adds something special. I would like to try your version of this latke. Thanks for sharing this on the linky for My Meatless Mondays.

Unknown December 7, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

i have a freezer full of grated zucchini from this summer...this is a great way (and much healthier) way to use it than zucchini bread. thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club!

madge @ vegetariancasserolequeen December 8, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Hello! I'm seeing Latke recipes everywhere lately. They sound so yummy! I'll have to try making them.

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home December 9, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

Sounds great!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week.

Christy December 12, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

Latkes are so yummy - and I love all the variations I am seeing this time of year! Thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop!

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