here is 1/3 of the jewish food i promised! why? because apparently matzo/matzo meal are NOT readily available in east van. who knew? i just figured there was always a kosher half shelf in the “ethnic foods” aisle everywhere.
but i will make it all one day soon. until then, latkes (picture below with not-at-all-matzo-ball soup).
to make about a dozen
2 medium sized potatoes
1 onion (i like red)
a generous pinch of salt and tons of pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. nutritional yeast
oil oil oil
this is an easy vegan recipe because we never made it with eggs anyhow in my house. vegan latkes 4evs.
ok so first of all, grate your potatoes. if you have a food processor with a grater blade it will save you some effort/times. if you wanna work on your triceps then get out the box grater. then put the grated potatoes in a strainer in a bowl of cold water. change the water several times until it’s clear. then squeeze out all the water out. this is the most important part of tasty latkes. squeeze that water out. if you have a cheesecloth that is best, otherwise i just take fistfulls of potato and squeeze as tight as i can over and over again.
then, if you are using a food processor, grate your onion too. if not then dice is as fine as you can (or grate it, but you will cry. i cried so hard).
mix it all! if it’s not sticking you can throw in a dribble of almond milk. then get a pan very hot with oil. make little patties in your hand, then fry the patties in hot oil and squash em down with a spatula. once they are golden, flip and cook on the other side until it’s golden too. you may (will) need more oil as you go along.
blot them if you want because they will be sooo oily (which is the point, but yknow).