Thursday, November 25, 2010

Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream

Happy Thanksgiving y'all, from the Asian girl who sometimes says y'all! Whose nephew and niece have grown up thinking that a traditional Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without potato pancakes, applesauce, and sour cream thanks to my Jewish ex-husband. Which I have veganized here with rice flour. Full circle, yeah!

For the applesauce:
6 Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Peel, core, and cut up the apples into chunks. Put the apples and water into a saucepan and cook uncovered until the apples are soft. Mash the apples, add the sugar and lemon juice, and refrigerate until needed.

For the potato pancakes:
6 russet potatoes
1 onion
2 Tbsp rice flour
1 cup matzo meal
1 tsp salt or to taste

Peel and cut up the potatoes and onions into chunks. Grind them together in a food processor until fairly fine. Add rice flour, matzo meal, and salt to taste.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet over high heat. Drop heaping tablespoons of potatoes into the hot oil, fry for about four minutes per side, and drain on paper towels.