Potato-Pear Latkes

November/December 2011

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It’s easy to make crispy latkes for Hanukkah without oodles of oil. Adding shredded pears to the traditional potato mixture gives the latkes a hint of sweetness; a touch of fresh sage provides an herbal note that goes well with most holiday meals. Serve the latkes topped with a dollop of low-fat sour cream or enjoy them plain.

Potato-Pear Latkes

1 Review for Potato-Pear Latkes

Unique, Delicious, AND Better for you!

This recepe was delicious. The entire family loved the unique and sophisticated flavor, ad the pear gave the perfect amount of sweetness without an overpowering flavor. They're great on their own, no need to add sauce. They're also much healthier than you're typical oil sponge latke.
The only con was that it took longer to cook than indicated. I advise turning the stove to medium-high, not medium.

Sophisticated, unique flavor with sage, healthier, pear adds just the right amount of sweetness
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Just made these, put them in

Just made these, put them in the freezer and plan to serve them for a Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvre (since Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving this year). The shallot is a mellow alternative to the onions in conventional potato latkes, the sage provides a wonderful earthy flavor, and the pear ads an interesting hint of sweetness. Note: rather than using matzoh, I used 1/4 cup of flour.

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