Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Potato Pancakes

Hey Mom, I forgot to get the stuff for the potato pancakes. Please remind me to go back to the store, because we NEED the potato pancakes :)

just for fun I googled potato pancakes and was reading what Wikipedia had to say about them, and found this recipe (see below after the rambling, and then after that you can click and hear a silly Latke song). It looks easy, and those are strong words for someone who is just a tiny bit cooking challenged. I mean, I do cook. My family eats the stuff. They even say they like it. (we have officially only had one food funeral around here....we held the stuff over the garbage cans, said a few words, and then ordered a pizza). But you can ask my mom, I am such a picky eater. Half the time, I don't even like the scrambled eggs I make myself, ha ha ha ha. Then again, aren't most cooks severely critical of themselves?

Anyway, the potato pancakes. They are very important. I will go back to the store, but just for your viewing pleasure, and for those of you with a little more gumption, you can try this recipe and tell me how it is :

Potato Latkas

4 large potatos - peeled & grated
2 eggs
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon flour


Drain potatos to remove most moisture.
In bowl, mix eggs, baking powder, salt & flour
Add potatos and mix.
In frying pan, cover bottom with 1/2" oil.
Heat oil. (Electric skillet set heat to 400 degrees).
Drop mixture into hot oil by large spoonful.
Brown on both sides.
When cooked, drain on paper bags covered with paper towels.

Mixture will turn brown during preparation or cooking. No problem.
A food processor or blender can be handy for grating the potatos.
Sometimes a tablespoon or two of finely grated onion are added to the mixture.
Can be served with any of all of: sour cream, sugar or apple sauce.

And, that is not all. You can even go here and hear a very silly song about Latkes.
And, there is even more. If you click the picture, you can go to even another potato pancake recipe (these look more like the ones my mom makes, yum)

And will someone please come over here and take all the candy corn out of my house?
(mutters to self...."I will not eat the candy corn, I will not eat the candy corn, I will not eat the candy corn)

And, here is my blessing for you today: May your Halloween candy be all gone, may you have friends and family to go home to this week for Thanksgiving, and may you have lots of yummy food to eat with them.

And, because I just cannot stop (it is just so much fun adding another terrible sentence beginning with "And," just to annoy those of you who find it terrible grammar), let's not forget all the people around the world who really do not have that much to be thankful for.....war zones, poverty, forest fires, family gone/working, loved ones who have passed away. For my friends and especially my family, even if you never hear from me, I am extremely grateful for you, even if you don't make me French toast and potato pancakes (thanks mom, i love you)


Motherkitty said...

Be of good cheer, daughter, for I have found many boxes of potato latke mix in my local grocery store and I have PURCHASED JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM just for you. (I could make them from scratch, but what the hey!) You will have to be satisfied(!) with what I make and like it, so there. Can't wait to see you in two days. I'm so excited.

And, (is that annoying or what?) I will make you French toast if you wish.

Are you thankful for your mother's cooking? It will add many pounds to your waistline and threaten your cholesterol level but you will love it so much. Bon appetit.

Motherkitty said...

BTW, I loved the latke rap song and website. Very cute. I listened to the entire song. Note to self: must teach grandkids how to play with a dreidel.

Alipurr said...

mom, of course I appreciate you, AND your cooking :) !!!!!

it was a very silly song, i must admit

we can't wait to see you either
the girls have already been asking to pack their bags for several days now