Easy Spinach Latkes

These are so easy they barely count as cooking, but they taste really good and for one of those days where you don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen, why not make make some quick comfort food from scratch?  You can cook these in about 15 minutes, and they have a really great homemade taste and texture to them.

Saute two finely minced shallots (click here for a shallot mince tutorial) for a minute or so in some butter.  Add a bunch of spinach and cook until wilted, and then set the shallot and spinach mixture aside.  Then grab three large potatoes or five small potatoes.  Give them a rough peel and then grate them with a large sized grater.  Squeeze the grated potatoes with a paper towel or cheesecloth to get out any excess moisture; you don’t want a runny or mushy pancake.  Mix the potatoes and spinach mixture together and add two beaten eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and a tablespoon of all-purpose flour.

Add a tiny amount of canola oil to a non-stick frying pan– you’ll want 1/4 teaspoon max.  Once the pan is really hot; almost to the smoke point, you’ll start to add the pancakes.  Just form the pancakes with your hands, they should be about the size of a baseball in diameter.  Cook until golden brown on one side and then flip.  They are best served with applesauce, sour cream, or Greek yogurt!

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