Sunday, December 02, 2007

Vegan Latkes

I've always wanted to make these. Let me know if you try them since you may get to it before me...

Vegan Latkes from (veg kitchen)

Makes about 3 dozen

You can find recipes for traditional latkes, in which the grated potato is held together with eggs, almost anywhere, but a vegan version is harder to come by. Here, the latkes are held together with something just as sticky as eggs — oatmeal! It works splendidly. I’ve also added a carrot for extra color.

  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats (oatmeal)
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium onion, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Light vegetable oil for frying
  • Applesauce

In a heatproof bowl, combine the oats with 1 1/3 cup boiling water. Stir and set aside while preparing the other ingredients.

Combine the grated potato, carrot, and onion, and matzo meal in a mixing bowl. Stir in the oatmeal, then season with salt and pepper.

Heat just enough oil to coat the bottom of a large, nonstick skillet or griddle. Drop enough potato batter to form 2 1/2– to 3–inch pancakes. Fry on both sides over medium-high heat until golden brown and crisp.

Drain briefly on paper towels and place in a covered container to keep warm until serving. Serve warm with applesauce.


Luci said...

I totally want to try them! Maybe for playgroup one of these days!

chanale said...

I was just thinking about vegan latke recipes yesterday. Last Chanukah was my first as a vegan, and I tried flax in place of the egg, which was a mess.

Anonymous said...

How were they?
We ate them all the time when I was a child. Now I make them very simply and with success.
Simply half boiled, grated potatoes, a grating of onion, a grating of carrots or zuchinni, and salt and pepper.

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Sherry F. Colb said...

These latkes are unbelievably fantastic! The texture was amazing and the taste was simply delicious! Here's a question -- how much instant oatmeal would you say is the proper substitute for one egg? I ask because I want to try to substitute oatmeal in other recipes as well (e.g. matzoh balls), because they bind so incredibly well, but I'm not sure what the ratio is. Thanks for the amazing recipe and for any advice you can give!