Recipe: Vegetable Latkes

shredded veg

Oooo I was on FIRE yesterday! I am optimistic(very very cautiously) that perhaps a touch of inspiration has returned. At least in the kitchen! The day started with some cookies, banana walnut chocolate chunk to be specific(thank you Martha Stewart Cookies). Then DINNER inspiration hit, mid afternoon! These veggie latkes were a family hit, probably because the beets turn them a pretty color. They were a one bowl mess, 5 minutes to prep, 15 minutes to cook. As I was eating them, it crossed my mind that they would be perfectly adorable for Valentine’s Day, shaped into hearts with the help of cookie cutters. Try it!

Vegetable Latkes

2 medium potatoes, skin on

3 medium beets

1/2 sweet onion

1 cup spinach

2 eggs, lightly beaten

salt and pepper to taste

grapeseed oil, or other oil for light frying

Directions: In a food processor, shred the potatoes, beets, onion, spinach.  Stir in eggs and salt and pepper. In a large heavy skillet, heat a couple tbs of oil over medium high heat. Scoop dollops of mix into hot oil, pat with a spatula to flatten into circles, no more than an inch thick. Fry until golden on one side, about 5 minutes, flip and fry on the other for 5 minutes. Do in batches, keep hot in a warm oven. I garnished with a bit of crumbled goat cheese for a perfect bit of tang!

final product!