Thursday, December 9, 2010

I throw my latkes in the air sometimes!

My favorite part of Hannukah is definitely the latkes.  I mean, who doesn't love a potato pancake?  I sure as hell do.  Usually, I'd just make the standard latkes, but for some reason, I have been lusting over curry like it's an indian summer.



So anyway, that and I had a butternut squash leftover with no plans for him. Sqeesh.  Ok fine, that and I saw this recipe in a GASP Cooking Light, and thought - huh, this Mr. Light guy had a really great idea.

Potato and Butternut Squash Curried Latkes with Apple Hash
modified from Cooking Light


1 1/2  cups  finely chopped Gala apple
1  tablespoon  fresh lime juice
1/4  cup  thinly vertically sliced red onion
1  finely chopped seeded serrano chile
5  tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro, divided
5/8  teaspoon  kosher salt, divided
1  cup  shredded peeled butternut squash
3  cups  shredded peeled baking potato
1  cup  grated onion
6  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  curry powder
1/2  teaspoon  ground coriander
1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
1/8  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
1  large egg
1/4  cup  olive oil, divided

    Combine apple and lime juice in a bowl; toss. Add onion, chile, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss. Cover and chill.

    Combine squash, potato, and onion in a colander; drain 30 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture, remaining 4 tablespoons cilantro, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, flour, and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; toss well.

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup potato mixture loosely into a dry measuring cup. Pour mixture into pan; flatten slightly. Repeat procedure 4 times to form 5 latkes. Sauté 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Remove latkes from pan; keep warm. 

    Repeat procedure twice with remaining oil and potato mixture to yield 14 latkes total. Serve with salsa.

    Spin the dredel.



    1. I made a modified version of this last night because I was too cheap to buy all the ingredients! Pretty tasty!

    2. That's some seriously kickin' latkes. Great use of that leftover. Hope the honey appreciated them.

    3. Yum! These latkes sound amazing! Thanks for sharing :] And hope you feel better soon!