Latkes. Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like latkes?! I hope not, as they are missing out on life (and obviously some taste buds). I love to make latkes around Hanukkah for lunch or a side with dinner. Yesterday we had them for our lunch with some apple sauce (just tinned apple mushed up), and some sour cream mixed with horseradish. Yum!
While I’m on the mend after my surgery, I’m not doing much cooking, or much… anything, but I can still make this gluten free latke recipe! Just grate some potato, fry it off, and you’re more of less done.
This gluten free latke recipe is a basic recipe, so you can pimp them out however you want (in the past I have done sweet potato, carrot and jalepeno ones – they were relish!!).
- 4 or 5 medium potatoes
- 2 small onions
- ⅓ cup quinoa flour
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper
- coconut oil for frying
- Peel and grate your potatoes. Squeeze out any moisture from the potato and put the potato into a bowl.
- VERY finely slice two small onions (almost transparent!), and add them to the potato.
- Add the flour, eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Mix together thoroughly.
- Add a liberal amount of coconut oil* to a heavy based frying pan and heat it so that it bubbles if anything is put in it.
- Add spoonfuls of the latke mix to the oil and spread them out so that they form a disc**. Leave them to cook so they're nice and brown. Only turn them once.
- Once both sides are cooked, place them on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil, and season again with salt and pepper. Continue cooking more latkes until they are all done!
- Serve with your favourite sauces - we had apple sauce, and a sour cream and horseradish mix. :)
- *You can fry this is whatever oil you want. Coconut oil is good for high temperatures, and is a healthy oil, which is why we use it. We're also pretty used to the taste! In the past I have fried them in olive oil, and vegetable oil.
- **When you spread your latkes out in the pan, spread them quite thin so that they cook evenly and quickly and aren't dough-y in the middle.
- If you don't want to make this gluten free just use regular flour.