Happy Chanukkah! I love the holidays with family and friends and festive foods, what is not to like. For each night of Chanukkah, I am going to post a recipe which is either an old childhood favorite or a new dish or sometimes a little of both as in tonight’s recipe Blue Cheese Matzoh Latkes.
When I was a kid we started out making matzoh latkes during Passover but I loved them so much that I asked my parents to make them during Chanukkah in addition to the platters full of potato latkes we fried up for the holiday. They are a bit plain so I thought the salty tang of blue cheese would be a nice addition and they turned out delicious. I used Great Hill blue cheese and served them with homemade Golden Russet applesauce for a nice local food start to Chanukkah.
1/3 cup+2 tablespoons matzoh meal
1 egg separated
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons cumbled mild blue cheese
pinch of ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Mix matzoh meal, egg yolk, milk, pepper, & cheese together
Chill for about 30 minutes
Beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks
Fold egg white into matzoh mixture
Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in frying pan
Fry latkes until golden and crisp
Serve hot with applesauce