My recent obsession with zucchini knows NO bounds. I make the Zucchini Spaghetti from the summer issue of the magazine almost weekly. And for lunch, when I am in a rush (which I always am) I just julienne some Zucchini, quickly sauté it and top it with a little marinara and grated Parm. It's not unheard of that both my lunch and dinner, on any given day, feature this member of the squash family that looks like a cucumber's cousin.
The infatuation all started with my commitment to eat right (zucchini is a "free" veg on most healthy eating plans) and my handheld julienne peeler. I cried when we had to part ways for 6 weeks when I moved to Israel, Hubby put it on the lift, I wanted to bring it in my makeup case.
My undying love for my julienne peeler notwithstanding, I do think my Zucchini Latkes call for the consistency of shredded zucchini (either on the side of your box grater or in your food processor). These lovely latkes have no potatoes but they do have a little matzah meal to help hold them together. Perfect with the usual suspects like applesauce and/or sour cream, but you can also dress 'em up with a quick & easy Tzatiki - a Greek yogurt based sauce. Make your own semi-homemade Greek yogurt (check out this recipe with step-by-step photos) or buy, it now comes in Cholov Yisroel from Norman's Dairy.
On Chanukah I like to fry fresh daily. But you can always prep ahead and rewarm in a single layer on a baking pan in the oven (don't overcrowd your pan when frying or your latkes will be soggy and don't stack ‘em when re warming or your latkes will be soggy -- and if you couldn’t tell the goal here is crispy not soggy latkes, got it?). After an especially long session at my 4 frying pans (yes I have them all going at once) Hubby said I smelled like I just got off a double shift at Burger King, only thing missing was a hairnet. We both laughed. I am still laughing. How would a hairnet look over my snood?
Happy Happy Happy Chanukah!
Don't miss any of our 8 nights of Dairy Delights or any of the recipes in The Chanukah Blog Party - See Below.
Welcome to our first ever Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted CookKosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array of Hanukkah themed recipes, treats and crafts from Jewish bloggers all over the world! Scroll down for links to all of the delicious treats.
To help get everyone into party mode, we have a bunch of fabulous new cookbooks to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of:
2 copies of Susie Fishbein's new Kosher By Design Cooking Coach (sponsored by Artscroll)
2 copies of Leah Schapira's Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking (sponsored by Artscroll)
2 copies of Esther Deutch's CHIC Made Simple (sponsored by the author)
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 16th. Limit one entry per person per blog, so visit the other blogs for extra chances to win!
Prizes can only be shipped within the US. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address in order to qualify.
How to enter: Leave a comment on this post telling us, What is your favorite kind of latke?
This Contest is Now Closed
Stop by the other blogs and check out these Chanukah Themed Recipes:
Jamie from Joy of Kosher made Zucchini Latkes with Tzatziki
Daniel from Peikes Cookbook made Potato and
Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made
Samantha from The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Ruby
Nechamah from TIforOA Food Ideas made
Liz from The Lemon Bowl made
Yosef from This American Bite made
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food made
Laura from Mother Would Know made
Sarah from Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends made
Shulie from Food Wanderings made
Donuts and Desserts:
Miriam from Overtime Cook made
Leah from Cook Kosher made
Estee from The Kosher Scoop made
Melinda from Kitchen-Tested made
Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat made
Avidan from Baking It Up As I Go Along made
Tali from More Quiche Please made
Amital from Organized Jewish Home made
Princess Lea from The Frumanista made
Stephanie and Jessica from The Kosher Foodies made
Gigi from Gigi's Kitchen made
Esther from Esther O Designs made
Patti from No Bacon Here made
Shoshana from Couldn't Be Parve made
Shaindy from My Happily Hectic Life made
Eve from Gluten Free Nosh made
The Gluten Free maven made Gluten Free Vegan Cake Donuts
Amy from Baking and Mistaking made
Sarah from Food, Words, Photos made
Victoria from Itsy Bitsy Balebusta made
Vicky and Ruth from May I Have That Recipe made
Dena from Oh You Cook made
Michele from Kosher Treif Cooking made
Sharon from FashionIsha made
Appetizers, Soups, Sauces, Drinks and other Hanukkah Food:
Laura from Pragmatic Attic made
Jessie from Bread and Butter made
G6 from Guess Who's Coming 2 Dinner made
Claire from I Love Soup made
Jennifer from Juanita's Cocina made
Liz from Kosher Like Me made
Shelley from The Kosher Home made