Observant Jews everywhere - I apologize in advance -
Devout Catholics - well I'm not offending any Christians here am I ???
I LOVE Jewish food - all the unhealthy fattening high cholesteral ones especially -
I can eat a whole container of chopped liver on anything really - smoked meat on rye ( you Americans refer to it as Pastrami ) bagels and cream cheese and lox? Weekly in my household - but what I LOVE more than anything are latkes ( potato pancakes ) I can eat them thick - thin - large - tiny - with sour cream - with apple sauce - with nothing - I LOVE them - and because I was raised Catholic I don't have to wait for the Jewish holidays to make them lol - I make them whenever I feel like them!!!
I was probably the only little girl that wanted a bagel after my First Communion LMHO !!!
I was also the only Catholic girl that hung around B'nai Brith for years and years growing up - but that's another story for another day...................( with lots of hilarity I can assure you - like when a Rabbi insisted I take off my Cross - and I refused to - and he berated me for an hour over my reluctance to admit I was Jewish LOL )
My love of latkes comes by quite honestly I believe - I love potatoes in any form from my Irish roots after all.
They're really very simple to make -
You grate 2 potatoes - you can put them in your food processor but I prefer to do them with a hand grater
( basically because I'm too lazy to pull out the food processor and even too lazier to clean it all after )
I then place them in a colander and press a plate into them to extract as much liquid as you can out of them )
Then you chop up 2 table spoons of onion ( I always double it - depends on how much you like onions )
I had to chop extra anyway because I dumped them in the bowl before showing the size I cut them to
( hey this is really a furniture makeover blog lmho )
You add 2 or 3 eggs ( some people add 3 - I add 2 )
Want to see my measuring spoons?
I can't remember where I bought them but I've had them forever - they have such pretty details on them and are too pretty to use - so I use this one LOL ( which is the best one on the market in my humble opinion - same spoon for all - you just slide until you hit the measurement you need )
ok - so there I go again with my A.D.D. - this is supposed to be a recipe!!!
Add 2 tablespoons of flour...............
and then lastly you add black pepper -
You stir all the ingredients together to make a " mush " ( would that be schmush in Jewish ? )
and spoon drop them into hot ( Peanut oil - or whatever oil you choose - I'm not bossy like that )
I've been know to use lard - but Dear God - don't tell anyone else that.
let that oil do it's magic until they're a beautiful golden brown - flip
and Voila ( or Vey is Mir ) you have Latke's
I can even eat them cold - they're to die - really !!!
John had 7 of them - you don't need to know how many I had....................
Add a nice greasy fried pork chop to that and well...............sometimes you have to eat what you love even if
it's not the healthiest dish on the planet, right?
Oh and I completely forgot about another Jewish food I can't get enough of !!!
CHEESE CAKE :)
Which I'm having right now - because if you're going to go to CALORIE HELL
You may as well go all the way :)
Have a great Friday everyone!!!
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