I wish there was some explanation for why I have been such a grease monkey this week! First falafel, and now latkes! It's probably because one of my neighbors has been frying potatoes several times this week, and the grease just smells GOOD. Tonight's dinner:
Emergency BBQ Tofu, Two-Potato Latkes with soy sour cream, and a big green salad.
What's my recipe for latkes? No recipe, really. Chuck in a bowl:
a small sweet potato/yam, peeled and shredded (this is added to improve the nutritional content somewhat)
two small white potatoes, scrubbed and shredded
about half a small yellow onion, peeled and shredded
salt and pepper
a spoonful or a little more of flour
a splash of water if the mixture looks too dry
Plop 1/4 cupfulls into a cast-iron skillet with a decent layer of hot oil in the bottom. Squish the latkes reasonably flat with your flipper. Cook, flip, cook, drain on paper towels.
Now, I'm not Jewish, so I cannot attest to the authenticity of my recipe, but I think they taste pretty darn good, so that's how I make them. :)