Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Latkes

Today is my 24th birthday! We were pre-celebrating with these gluten free vegan latkes / potato pancakes last night. The verdict is in: no words, read on.


Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 pounds yukon potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, washed and minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten free multi-purpose flour. (Here is the option I prefer.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder. (Try this one.)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • canola oil for frying
Directions:
  1. Grate potatoes into a colander that is placed over a large bowl.
  2. Use your hands to drain out the excess liquid from the potatoes. Toss-out the liquid when done.
  3. Transfer potatoes to large bowl, and mix in onion, garlic, parsley, gluten free flour, baking powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Take a handful of the potato mixture, flatten it, and gently place on hot oil. Flip to the other side after 3 minutes. Continue this process with remaining potato batter, adding more oil as deemed fit.
  6. Remove the cooked latkes onto a paper towel and let sit for 2 minutes, and then allocate on a serving dish as you like, or like so.

You may find that they are rather tempting and divine with a scoop of applesauce ... mmm!! I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS (AND MY BIRTHDAY)! Don't you?? 

11 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Those look so good!

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Everything looks so good. I love latkes, I had them before instead of potato the recipe called for cauliflower instead and they were good as well. I also can't wait for the holidays.

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  3. Thank you! I will be making these saturday. About how many do they serve? And ca I also use sweet potatoes??

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  4. So great Ashley! They make about 15, or 20 if they're smaller. You can definitely use sweet potatoes -- however, if so, please omit the onion and garlic; instead, use 1 scallion, grated. Also, add 1/4 cup rice milk.
    I can't wait to hear how much you enjoy them! Keep me posted...

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  5. I think I will stick with just potatoes then... keep it simple :)
    I'm sure Jenny will let you know how they come out.
    I am recently gluten, dairy, and egg free. And now I don't have migraines!
    Excited to see everything you post!

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  6. Nice!! It's amazing that cutting out gluten, dairy, and eggs alleviated your migraines! I've heard similar success stories... gluten free is the way to be :) Look forward to staying in touch!

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  7. OMG! The latkes were a great success! And the homemade applesauce complimented them perfectly!!!

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  8. That's soooo awesome!!!!! Love it!!!! :) :)

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  9. So good. I sometimes do sweet potatoes.

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  10. I have not heard about these Latkes before. These latkes look yummy though.I am happy to see this Indian traditional dish on your blog post today

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