The Bagel Restaurant
3107 N. Broadway
Chicago
(773) 477-0300

50 Old Orchard Center
Skokie
(847) 677-0100

www.bagelrestaurant.com


Potato Pancakes (latkes) from The Bagel

Ingredients:
4 large potatoes (russet preferred)
1 large onion
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper (tip-white pepper preferred)
1-2 eggs
2 Tbs flour or matzo meal
1 tsp. chicken fat (optional - adds flavor nuance)
Oil or chicken fat for frying

Directions:
Peel potatoes and set in cold water to cover. Grate potatoes (Squeeze out liquid using strainer). Grate onion and mix with grated, drained potatoes and rest of ingredients. Heat 1/2 inch oil in heavy frying pan (tip - cast iron is great for browning). Place spoonfuls into hot oil (tip - drop a sliver of raw onion into oil -- it sizzles when oil is hot enough) fry till golden brown and turn over continue to fry until brown. Remove pancakes and drain on paper towels.

Yield: 8-10 large pancakes or 12-14 small.
For thinner, crisper pancakes eliminate the flour/matzo meal & use less, or no egg.


Homemade Applesauce

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp. cinnamon
8 apples peeled and quartered (Tip - Granny Smith add tartness and texture)

Directions:
Combine sugar water and cinnamon in heavy saucepan bring to boil. Add apples, reduce heat and simmer 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool and then pulse in food processor or blender to desired consistency. (Tip - omit blending step for an apple compote)