Potato Latkes/Kartoffelpuffer

The original inspiration for making latkes comes from this post on a blog I read occasionally. They looked delicious and I thought it would be interesting to replicate. In the end I couldn’t find sweet potatoes so decided just to make regular latkes. The recipe I used is based on this one @ Epicurious.

I used 4 medium-sized potatoes (about 700g or 1.5lb). First, the potatoes are boiled for about 15 minutes. As they cool, you can prepare the mixture. I used a couple of big spoonfuls of grated Parmesan, 2 eggs, 2 tsps basil, a little bit of feta, 2 cloves of garlic, about 100g(+ more if needed) bread crumbs, and salt & pepper. After the potatoes are peeled and then shredded, you add the egg mixture to them, mix, and then form into the pancakes. They are then fried for a few minutes on each side.

This recipe made about 8 latkes, which lasted us for two meals. We had them with a spinach salad which was a nice combination.

Slight charred, but still tasty.

Quick update on previously-made items:
Cauliflower soup: I recently made this cauliflower soup again, and used milk instead of cream. It still turned out well (ok maybe not quite as delicious as the cream), so I will opt for that healthier option in the future.
Banana bread: I’ve made this bread many times, and normally just add chocolate bits to it. However this time I put in walnuts (leftover from Christmas @ H.’s parents’) and substituted 2/3 tablespoons of milk for coffee. Result: still tasty!


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