Saturday, December 16, 2006

Margie's surprisingly easy blender Latkes

(Vaguely based on Joy of Cooking, Page 410.)

Peel enough potatoes to easily fill the blender jar without them being chopped.
(classic Waring blender, if you're curious as to size)
Rinse the potatoes, slice them, put them back in the blender jar with a small onion.
Crack three eggs into the blender. (I happened to use small eggs.)
Add a generous tablespoon of corn meal, a less generous one of all-purpose flour and stir.
Season with salt and pepper.
Pour a puddle of canola oil into a steep-enough frying pan & heat.
(setting of 6.5 to 7 out of 10 on our electric range)

Drop batter by tablespoons into oil. Wait patiently until you see pancakes browning around the edges. Turn. Wait for that side to cook. Drain on tea-towel or paper-towels.

Serve with good applesauce.