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.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Zucchini Latke Recipe

For full Hanukkah enjoyment, last Sunday I cooked up these potato, zucchini latkes to enjoy alongside a friend's homemade applesauce and great company. The basics of the recipe are below, easy to alter based on how many people you're serving. It's much faster with a food processor, though the shredding can also be done with a box grater.

The Nutrition Rundown: Zucchini and onion cut down on the calories and carbs a bit. But don't be fooled, these fritters are fried up in lots of oil, so watch your portion. Try serving as an appetizer or side dish.

Zucchini, Onion and Potato Latkes
2 parts potatoes (like Russet or Yukon Gold), peeled and shredded 
1 part white onion, shredded
1 part zucchini, shredded
1-3 eggs (depending on amount of vegetables used- about 1 egg for every 4 potatoes)
Flour (~1/4 cup per egg used)
Salt and pepper
Canola oil
Applesauce and sour cream for serving (optional)

1. Place shredded vegetables in strainer and pat dry with clean towel, tossing and repeating until as much moisture is removed as possible. 
2. In large bowl, mix vegetables and egg(s). Add flour until mixture is "scoopable" consistency. Mix in salt and pepper. 
3.Lay out paper towels or paper grocery bags on counter.  Heat large skillet over medium heat. 
4. Add oil to cover ~1/4" of pan and heat about 1 minute (do not let oil smoke). Using ice cream scoop, place dollops of potato mixture into frying pan and flatten them. Allow to fry about 4 minutes before turning with metal spatula. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from pan and let cool on paper (this soaks up excess oil). 
5. Repeat step 4 until all latkes are golden and delicious. Serve with sour cream and/or applesauce. 

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