Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Best Ever Chanukah Potato Latkes Baked ( Hanukkah)

Baked potato latkes on a plate


Hanukkah will soon be upon us,  and it's time to start thinking about planning a festive menu.
! The most traditional food to eat on Chanukah is Potato Latkes!

If you are looking for a really good latke that is baked, not fried- This is it!
Usually, the baked ones do not taste as good as fried- these do ! Just think, you can spare yourself the extra calories without giving up the taste!

A few years ago, I had a Hanukkah Chanukah get together and served 3 large trays of homemade latkes. Each tray held a different ( gluten free) latke recipe.

One tray was fried, one tray was baked, and another was fried but a different recipe.
Guess what! In a blind taste test, hands down, everyone loved my baked latkes the best-
so I'm sharing the crowd's favorite recipe today.

I know we are supposed to fry on Hanukkah Chanukah to commemorate the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days in the Temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago, but
I think these baked latkes are a healthier, less fattening, and just as delicious version-
Of course they are also gluten free. Enjoy

Not ready to make latkes? Pin this recipe for later


You may have seen Chanukah spelled many ways. This is because it is a Hebrew word that is translated into English and there are many acceptable English spellings including Chanukah and Hanukkah;  I like Chanukah!

Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients:

6 large baking potatoes , peeled and grated
2 carrots, grated
1 cup of hand grated real parmesan ( don't use the powdery parmesan- it won't work)
3 eggs
5 scallions, chopped fine
Freshly cracked pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Line two large rimmed cookie sheets with parchment and spray with some oil.

Using a hand grater or  machine, grate the carrots and potatoes and mix together in a large bowl. Wring out as much liquid as possible ( use a clean hand towel) .
Add eggs, scallions, parmesan, and freshly cracked pepper.

Drop a large tablespoon full onto the cookie sheet and flatten into a latke shape ( like a large cookie) Bake 15-20 minutes until beginning to brown and getting crispy. Serve immediately and top sour cream, Greek yogurt or homemade applesauce.

My Notes:

I haven't done this, but I have been told that if you are really in a hurry, you can buy a bag or two of shredded potatoes that are used for hash browns. Defrost them, wring them out and use them as your grated potato in a potato latke recipe.

Sometimes I really want to save on carbs and calories, so I make a vegetable ( without the starchy potato) latke. I like it because it's still crispy and crunchy . Vegetable latkes


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    6 comments:

    1. Dear Judee,
      Thank you so much for this delightful way to prepare Latkes, I shoulda, coulda, woulda added Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese to them as you did to make them more Italian in honor of all of the Jewish-Italians around the world. I would also like to thank you for your kind comment on my blog to today regarding the recipe that I created for my own version of latkes. I sincerely apologize for mis-spelling Chanukah and didn't realize it made such a difference. I will make this correction in the future since my post has already gone live. I appreciate your blog friendship!
      Happy Chanukah this evening and throughout the Festival of Lights!
      Blessings,
      Roz

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    2. I am in NYC right now and everybody is talking about Hanukkah, and I was just by Central Park where they erected the Hanukkah Menorah which is lit every night during Hanukkah. And, did I say I love latkes? They look so appetizing!

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    3. Judy, why are your recipes not printable ? It's impossible to get just the recipe without all the other "advertising" !!

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      1. so sorry.. I'll see what I can do to correct that ? Does anyone have any ideas for Blogger

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    4. Happy Chanukah Judee!
      I love your Potato Latkes and could eat more than my share. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
      Miz Helen

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