apple & potato latkes with thick yogurt
French endive, arugula, red lettuce, and escarole salad with poppyseed dressing
I have clear memories of my mother's potato pancakes in my childhood. We usually ate them with ketchup. As an adult, I would prefer applesauce, except that I haven't made latkes/potato pancakes as an adult.
The New York Times recommended Greek yogurt with cinnamon and maple syrup. I skipped the flavorings, and strained my homemade yogurt to make it thick. I saved the whey in the fridge to make oatmeal pancakes some day - does anyone know how long whey keeps?
I forgot to add the onions to the latkes - I was so disappointed! However, the meal was delicious and my family gobbled it up.
Also, you should know that squeezing the liquid out of the potatoes and apples resulted in a stained dishtowel. When it was clear the stain would not come out, I folded it up and put it on the bottom of my dishtowel stack. I will be making these latkes again (and adding the onion this time!), so I'll just re-stain the dishtowel.
Dark days ingredients, all local and where noted, organic:
organic potatoes, apples, milk (homemade yogurt), organic greens, organic pumpkin, cream, organic eggs, organic WW pastry flour