Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – 4:05 PM
By Victoria Talbot
Judges of Temple Emanuel’s annual Latke contest this year crowned two new winners: Stephen Schwartzberg for the Best Traditional Latke and Chef Peter Brown for the Best Creative Latke.
Schwartzberg is the parent of a child at the Temple’s Early Childhood Center. His simple recipe combines all the traditional elements in a light and tasty classic. It includes 3 large potatoes,1 large onion, 1/4 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oil for frying. Grate potatoes; soak in water as to not turn brown. Grate onion and drain. Beat eggs, flour, salt & pepper and onion. Drain potatoes. Combine potatoes with egg mixture. Squeeze excess liquid and fry till golden brown.
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