Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Latkes and Homemade Applesauce

 The holidays are a great time for great food. I got to celebrate the holidays with delicious dishes like last night's Zucchini Potato Latkes with homemade applesauce--check out the recipes and save for next year or enjoy a belated holiday favorite :)

Homemade Bourbon Applesauce

6 small-medium apples, peeled cored, loosely chopped
1/4 cup bourbon
1-2 tsp cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp Allspice

Place apples in heavy pot over medium-low heat. Add bourbon and spices. Cover and stir periodically until apples are softened, mashing with spoon as you stir. Takes about 30-40 minutes for chunky consistency  Remove from heat. Mmm!

Zucchini Potato Latkes

3 small-medium waxy potatoes, coarsely grated (for all grating in this, use large grate on box grater or food processor attachment like I did)
2 medium zucchini, coarsely grated
1small onion (or 1/2 large), coarsely grated
1/4-1/3 cup flour (I used whole wheat--whatever you've got works)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying)

Place grated vegetables in dish towel and wring out excess moisture.

In mixing bowl, combine egg, flour, salt and pepper. Add vegetables to egg mixture and toss until well combined. Add more flour as needed (extra flour and egg will make these fluffier on the inside vs. crispy the way I make them).

Heat half oil in large skillet, but do not let smoke. Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture into oil, and flatten. Fry first batch until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes) and flip. Brown on other side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining latke mixture and oil.

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