How to make traditional latkes for Hanukah
TULSA - Tulsa musician and foodie Eric Himan teamed up with Cosmo Cafe owner Miranda Kaiser to co-host OK Foodie's Hanukah show.
Himan says the quintessential Hanukah dish has to be latkes. That's lat-KUHs, not lat-KEEs, he will be quick to tell you.
For those having trouble with pronunciation, they're basically potato pancakes.
The potatoes are shredded, like hash browns. Eric adds diced onion, carrots, green apples, matzo meal, and egg, and then fries it all up in a pan. The latkes are often topped with either sour cream or applesauce - in Eric's case, it's both.
You can learn all about Eric's latkes, kreplach (Jewish raviolis) and blintzes on OK Foodie's weekly radio show on KRMG. He is co-hosting this weekend's Hanukah dinner episode alongside his friend Miranda Kaiser, owner of midtown's Cosmo Cafe.
The weekly radio show's main hosts are KRMG's Dan Potter and "The Cheese Wench" Amanda Simcoe. The show airs on KRMG on Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at noon, and on www.okfoodie.com.
Eric Himan's Latke Recipe :
- Optional: carrots or apples
- Shred the potatoes and extracting as much moisture as possible.
- In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, until hot.
- Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties.
- Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
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