I didn't set out to make Latkes, I was just coming up with an inventive fried potato cake that would stick together and that's pretty much the same thing and then Lawyer Boy from Manhattan said, "Oh, you made latkes! Great! I love them."
So here's our new Jewish Christmas County Breakfast Tradition:
I started with these ingredients:
1/3 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
3 Tablespoons or so chopped onion (can use fresh or dried, or use chives or shallots)
1 teaspoon garlic
About 3/4 bag of shredded hash browns, thawed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Beat eggs with whisk. Add flour and seasonings. Beat together. I thinned it with about 1/3 cup water.... better mixing consistency that way.
Add potatoes, mix well. (I use my hands because them thar spuds are slippery little suckers!)
Heat olive oil in large frying pan until hot, but don't catch the house on fire. Oil burns quickly so ignore the naughty children and the cute guy on TV and if you're dancing around the kitchen, dance with one eye on the frying pan.
This gratuitous pic is of freshly cooked bacon....
Mmm... BACON...... We made breakfast sandwiches for the crew, also. Hence the bacon... Oh, yum.
More bacon cooking. There were a lot of us.
Form the seasoned shredded potatoes into patties. Place carefully in hot oil. Allow to brown on bottom before turning...
I actually turned these a little too soon. I like them browner (crispier) so I re-did this side... but then I hit some button on my camera that ERASED ALL MY PICTURES.... Which I meant to do one of these days, although I'd have been more selective.
Drain these delicious, slightly spicy Cajun Jewish Christmas cakes on clean paper towels and enjoy! You can pick these up and eat them out of hand once they cool a little... or serve with gravy for a heart-attack-in-the-making feast!
And look who's on the side porch, wishing us Merry Christmas?
Why it's the CHRISTMAS CHICKEN, of course!!! :)
I do believe chicken is hoping for some latke... or a breakfast sandwich. Or something.
Clearly the bird is hungry... so yes, I went to feed her. And her friends.
But they didn't get Cajun Jewish Christmas Latkes!
Ruth Logan Herne loves to write, she loves to cook and bake, and she's not all that big on cleaning...
This gets problematic after a while, but she doesn't care, she simply continues writing, cooking and baking and eventually someone comes along, digs their way to the sink and makes things shine for an hour.
You can find her books at Christian Book Distributors.com or AMAZON and she loves it when you visit her and her buds in Seekerville... or here at the cafe!