Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Chanukah, and share with you a picture of my pinterest-fueled first night treats. I made marshmallow hershey kiss dreidels that came out very cute.
I also found a recipe in a fantastic Jewish cookbook called Gefilte Variations by Jayne Cohen, for Fish in Potato Latke Crust with Horseradish Cream. While I didn’t actually follow the recipe, I was inspired to use latke box mix to crust fish and then fry. I thought this was such a brilliant idea and I can say it came out really delicious. I’m not sure I’ve got it down to a science yet (the crust fell off in areas) and I plan to work on the recipe a bit more, but I highly recommend trying it. All I did was get a box of low-sodium latke mix, prepare as the instructions suggest, (adding just a bit of fresh ground pepper and garlic powder) and then use the mixture to coat filets of fish. You then fry them in vegetable oil until nice and golden. Gives you all the crispy deliciousness of latkes while being a bit more balanced than a whole dinner of latkes. Try it!