Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Potato Pancakes

For those of you with dairy allergies, you might be surprised to learn that the Kosher foods aisle might have some safe options for you!

Because of certain Jewish dietary laws, dairy has to be kept completely separate from meats, so Kosher food is labeled very accurately. I personally feel most secure in certified Kosher foods saying they are dairy free above all other foods and labels, which sometimes sneak in an ingredient here or there, or call it by a different name. I can't take advantage of "short-cut" items often (like something pre-made or boxed) but when I do, it is often from the Kosher section. (I still read the label to double check, though!)

Tonight I took a little help from a delicious box mix for potato pancakes. I am sure these do not even begin to compare to the Latke Queen's, but for a weeknight meal they work in our house!

After mixing with two eggs and some water, you let the mixture sit for about five minutes to firm up some. The texture was sort of like a loose polenta.

Drop by tablespoons into the vegetable oil and fry until golden on both sides.

I might have eaten four five six a few while the batches were cooking up! The ingredient list is short and sweet, but the flavor packed into these is terrific! I especially loved the edges that got really crisp and toasted! Heavenly!


I served these completely Kosher potato pancakes with ...

uh, well ...

see ...

oh heck - I served them with HAM!!!


8 comments:

Simply Life said...

ooh great looking dinner!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I absolutely ADORE potato pancakes! They are one of my favorite treats!

live pura vida said...

I end up buying lots of Kosher items too because the co-op stocks so much. I do feel a little better about the quality.

errign said...

Mmm, potato pancakes - I love to make them with leftover mashed potatoes in a frying pan, nothing else, except a little pat of butter. So not healthy, but so delish!

I do that a lot - I will make a vegan recipe, then top it with cheese and serve it with meat ha!

Nowheymama said...

I've never tried these! *adding to grocery list*

Jessie said...

That's ok, I won't tell Christina ;) Just make some of those sweet sweet pancakes for me and my lips will be sealed. Those crispy edges are making me go weak at the knees ... mmm...

Christina said...

I'm not Jewish or Kosher -- so I didn't break any rules to be clear! Johnny and I just thought it was funny we ate a Kosher product w/ such a NON Kosher thing! :)

Laura said...

HA!! Ham thats friggin' priceless. Those look really really good too. I want some, I might have to actually go to the grocery store for real and get a box.