Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vegetable Latkes

We love potato pancakes, aka latkes. This recipe we developed recently turned out super yummy and had some extra vegetables thrown in to the mix.

Vegetable Latkes

3-4 T olive oil
1 small onion, shredded
1 small potato, shredded
1 small sweet potato, shredded
1 small zucchini, shredded
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 egg whites, beaten
1/2 - 1 c flour (we use whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients *except* the olive oil. Add more flour if necessary, to make a consistency thicker than pancake batter, but not firm.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Place a tablespoon of oil in the pan and allow to heat. Drop 2 T of the mixture in circles in pan. Cook about 4-5 minutes, and flip. Repeat, adding oil as necessary.

This recipe makes a lot, but you can half it easily.



Live.Love.Eat said...

OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooohhhhhhhh!! You're bringing back my childhood!!! I grew up on potato latkes. Whenever we went to grandma's after school she would serve them to us with apple sauce and sour cream along with a vanilla egg cream soda. I even remember the plate she would put them on. So funny the things we remember, and there isn't A LOT I remember. Thanks for the memory :)

And ditto on the diner - I always make sure they don't kill the egg yolk. Love it oozing out.

Deep in the Heart said...

I've tried these before but it's been a long time. Defnitely will put these on my list. My kids don't like potatoes (not sure how that happened) so maybe this way I can sneak them in.

Laura said...

oh yay... another recipe for zucchini, my mother used to make what she called "zuch patties" this time every year. But I think that I will have to try your recipe... the cruel, cruel people of this world keep giving me more zucchini. Super easy for the weekend!

Steel Magnolia said...

me being a quarter polish...well, lets just say we ate ALOT of these growing up and I still love them. Remember when I made them for supper club??

Slacker Mama said...

My family has a running joke about potato pancakes...but these look yummy!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Ok, I'll bite...

What's the joke SM??

Slacker Mama said...

Well, I love love love mashed potatoes. My mom love love loves to make waaaay too much food. So we always have tons of leftover mashed potatoes at family meals. So my dad suggested we make potato pancakes.

Now whenever we have leftover potatoes someone says "Hey, we could make potato pancakes." Eventually it has spilled over to any overproduced item...steak pancakes, salad pancakes, pancake pancakes.

Silly, but it always makes us giggle.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Cute--thanks for sharing.

cathy said...

These look FANTASTIC!!! Definitely will be trying them soon!