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Comfort foods: things that warm you inside and out.  Soups, mac&cheese, pasta dishes, and anything involving potatoes always fall in this category.  Combining any of these dishes create a whole new level of comfort, and when it is snowing outside and the sky is grey this super comfort meals are the ones to go for.  For me there is nothing more comforting than a delicious soup, such as cream of broccoli, with delicious latkes.   Latkes use to be a labor of effort, that normally involved cursing while trying to cut the potatoes in to even pieces and then attempting to julienne them.  Then I got: the mandolin!  Suddenly things are easier and faster and my fingers are no longer at risk of being sliced/diced/julienned or otherwise removed! Needless to say between this and my immersion blender I am chopping, slicing, blending machine.  (yes i have a slight addiction to kitchen gadgets, but that’s okay).   

Potatoes Latkes


2 cups potatoes, julienned

1 tbsp onion, grated

1 tbsp italian breadcrumbs

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoons salt

1/2 tbsp basil

1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Once julienned press the potatoes between paper towels in order to get as dry as possible.
  2. Mix the potatoes, onion, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Slowly mix in the eggs and salt.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the latke mixture in 1/4 cup spoonfuls and brown on both sides.
  4. Remove from the frying pan on to a paper towel lined plate. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.

In wedding news: invitations have been picked!  Have mailed the check to the venue and reserved the block of rooms.   I have an insanely crazy busy weekend coming up soon, just waiting for the MOH to get in town!  Still left to figure out: food, booze, music, and flowers.  (trying to not focus on that part tho…something about stress)