Monday, December 2, 2013

Cheddar Cheese + Chive Potato Latkes

Over the weekend, I used my leftover Thanksgiving mashed potaters and made fried latkes for breakfast.  In case you're not familiar, latkes are a traditional Jewish dish of potato pancakes that are usually served around Hanukkah.  

This was the first time I had made latkes, but my hubby grew up eating them and said they turned out perfect! :)  I added in some grated cheddar cheese and chives from my balcony garden to give them a little more flavor.

Making latkes is a great way to used leftover mashed potatoes {and you definitely don't have to be Jewish to enjoy these fried little gems!}.  They most certainly are not the healthiest recipe around, but usually any tasty dish this time of year is not the most nutritionally sound.....so go ahead, indulge!  'Tis the season!! xx




Ingredients

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c. sliced chives, plus extra for garnish
3 tbsp flour {I used white rice flour}
vegetable oil
salt & pepper


Directions

In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, egg, and flour.  You want the potato mixture to feel like a stiff dough, so if it feels too loose add in more flour until it reaches this consistency.  Stir in cheese, chives, and salt + pepper to taste; combine well.

Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Drop about a quarter cup of batter into the skillet and flatten with the back of your spoon or a spatula {you want these to resemble pancakes}.  Take care not to overcrowd the pan; you will have to make several batches.

Fry latkes for about 4-5 minutes on one side {until they turn golden brown}, then flip and cook until the opposite side is crispy & golden brown also.  Remove from heat and place on a large plate lined with paper towels.

Season with salt and extra chives for garnish.  Serve immediately 

Latkes pair perfectly with applesauce or greek yogurt! yumyum :)

*makes around 8-10 pancakes depending on the size*

7 comments:

  1. You never stop amazing me daughter!



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    1. You are too cute, Mom! :) Miss you already....

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  2. Looks so good. Believe I will try this, Im thinking one fine morning after a long night out :)

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    1. They would be delicious on a morning like that ;)

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  3. Thanks so much for posting!!! Xo Jaqx

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  4. Thanks so much for posting!!! Xo Jaqx

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    1. Of course hunn!! Let me know how they turn out for you! xx

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