Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Potato Latkes aka Potato Pancakes

I have not been eating right these past few days.  With chaos and change I guess comes stress.  I have really been neglecting breakfast, lunch and dinner at normal times.  So since breakfast is the most important part of the day, here is a filling and yummy way to start it off!

Potato Latkes

2 Potatoes (1 for every 4 people)
1 small finely diced Onion
4 Eggs, beaten (2 per potato)
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper 
Sour Cream (optional)
Apple Sauce (optional)

  1. Thoroughly wash and scrub Potatoes.
  2. Grate Potatoes.  Add finely diced Onion.
  3. Season accordingly.  I like mine with a bit of heat but for the rest of the family, the standard salt and pepper is just enough!

  4. Mix grated Potatoes, finely diced Onion and Eggs.  Thoroughly coat the Potato-Onion mixture with the beaten Eggs.
  5. Coat a pan with EVOO and wait until hot.
  6. Dollop about 2 spoonfuls of your Potato mixture into coated-heated pan.  Keep flame on medium-low.
  7. Each side takes about 4-5 minutes.
  8. Serve with sour cream and applesauce or your favorite breakfast accompaniments!
Potato Latkes. Fried Spam. Egg, Over-easy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Roasted Elote Snack

This is a quick roasted, corn snack. Its based on the corn on the cob snack you could get from the Mexican carts in the 26th street area in Chicago. I recently saw a few carts by my kids' school when picking them up. That reminded me of how much I love this snack. You could eat this right off the cob but when you have a 6 & 9 year old, you want to make it as easy as possible for them.

3 cobs of Corn (or 1 can of Corn)
Feta Cheese (or Parmesan Cheese)

1. Slice off Corn Kernels of their cobs.
2. Saute Kernels in a pan of Butter.
3. Brown Kernels until they are golden brown. This will bring the sweetness out of the corn.
4. Now your ready to plate up. Layer the Corn Kernels on the bottom, about 3 spoonfuls of Mayo on top and sprinkle Feta Cheese to finish the plate.
Originally the Elote snacks were topped on with Parmesan Cheese and a bit of chili flakes. I keep it within the realm of what my kids will eat so Feta it is!