Thursday, November 24, 2011

Recipes

I've just found a new recipe that we've really enjoyed. We've eaten this for breakfast a couple of times now and love it (although it would make a good side for lunch or dinner as well.)
I found this recipe in the December/January issue of Parenting The School Years. The recipe is from Lisa Atwood. Thank you! It is delicious!!!!

Potato Latkes
Peel 2 russet potatoes and grate or shred. Grate or shred 1/2 onion. Roll up the potato-onion mixture in double layer of paper towels and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes and onion with 2 eggs lightly beaten and 1/3 cup bread crumbs, 1 Tbsp. scallions (or green onions), 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir together.

Then heat on medium heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a frying pan or we like a tad bit of butter on the bottom of a skillet. Place balls of the mixture in the pan and flatten. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes, until brown. Place on a paper towel to drain. The recipe recommends serving with applesauce or sour cream. We like them with ketchup or honey mustard.

This probably only makes enough to feed 3 people if using as a meal, so I double the recipe.

Also, we've tried a few modifications. First, I have a yummy Indian seasoning that is a tiny bit sweet and spicy and I like to add that to the mixture before cooking. In the magazine they recommend substituting half of a potato with zucchini and adding 1 peeled carrot. I haven't tried the zucchini, but we have added squash and carrots. Also, Alfredo had me add tilapia (cut into tiny pieces) one time and shrimp (cut into tiny pieces) one time. We only added the tilapia or shrimp to part of the mixture but it was quite good. And this is a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables for breakfast!!! (Ironically, I should add that Gabby does NOT like these...which is funny because she loves vegetables. But she refuses to even try these. Maybe it's because she is 3?!)