So this picture is way old--like from Hanukkah 2011. I know it isn't that long ago, but I just thought I'd let y'all know this isn't a recent photo. Most of mine aren't, and I'm trying to get better about that.
These are my signature Lazy Assed Latkes. They are NOT fried and therefore aren't authentic, and I bake the potatoes prior to shredding them, so I guess they aren't lazy at all, they're ambitious. As much as I lovey-love-love fried food, I'm not a fan of the traditional latke. They're just too greasy. I want a big assed potato pancake that I can top with veggies, vegan sour cream, or applesauce. My mom used to make potato pancakes with a mixture of instant potatoes and mashed tater tots. Now that's lazy. Good lazy.
- 4-6 really huge potatoes
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1.5 t fresh dill (FRESH!)
- 1/4 t ground coriander
- 1/2 t salt
- grated carrots (optional for color)
- 1/2 c. bread crumbs-(use crushed corn chips for GF)
- 1.5 T canola oil
- 1T flax seed meal + 3 T warm water, set aside
- 1/2 c. mushed firm tofu OR 1/2 c. mushed beans of your choice
- ground black pepper
First things first: bake those taters. Let 'em cool. I'm personally a fan of washing them, massaging them with a little OO, sprinkling some kosher salt on them, talking a little dirty to them and baking them in the oven without foil.
Now that you've cooled the taters, grate them with a cheese grater. Yes, it will be messy. Yes, you'll have some pesky skins to deal with--but IMO that makes 'em gooood. Preheat your oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Saute the onion, garlic, carrots, and dill in a skillet with a little oil or vegan margarine. Set aside. Add the flax egg, mushed tofu or beans, bread crumbs, and the sauteed veggies. Now make some patties. C'mon, you heard me--MAKE PATTIES! I usually get six to a cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes on one side, flip and 7-10 on the other. If you don't want to use the oven you CAN use a griddle and have a latke party. You just don't want to fry these because they'll just fall apart and you'll be pissed and sad. I dare you to try these with purple potatoes, sweet potatoes, or Jarusalem artichokes-(I'd boil and mash these if I were you instead of shredding.) Report those findings.