Recipe: Pasta latkes

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Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

1 (8-ounce) package fine egg pasta

2 tablespoons butter or nondairy margarine

Oil, for frying

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 eggs


Freshly ground pepper

* Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well. Transfer to large bowl, add butter and blend well. Set aside.

* Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat in small skillet. Saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add onion to noodles. Blend in eggs and salt and pepper to taste.

* Heat 1/4 inch oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, drop pasta mixture by tablespoons into oil, flattening each spoonful with the back of a spoon to form a thin latke. Fry on both sides until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. (Do not turn the latkes until the first side is golden and the top is firmly set).


30 latkes. Each latke: 39 calories; 23 mg sodium; 21 mg cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 2 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.08 gram fiber.