Cantor Mitch, “The Singing Chef” — a.k.a. Cantor Mitchell Kowitz — recently appeared on KARE-11, where he instructed show host Belinda Jensen on the making of potato latkes, the Hanuka delicacy.
Here’s the video:
Kowitz has a new venture, Cantor Mitch’s Kosher Cuisine, which offers dinner and musical entertainment in your home. Look for a story about this in the Dec. 6 edition of the American Jewish World.
And here’s the recipe for Potato Latkes for Hanuka (from the KARE-11 Web site):
4 large pealed potatoes
1 large finely diced onion or 1 large leek
1 tsp salt
1½ tsp baking powder
½ C flour or matza meal (Bubbie says you may need a little bit more)
2 T basil
½ C oil for the griddle or pan
1. Grate the potatoes.
2. Place onions and potatoes into a strainer to let the excess liquid drain out.
3. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, eggs, salt and basil.
4. Add the baking powder and flour, and mix thoroughly.
5. Pour individual pancakes onto a greased, heated griddle or sauté pan.
6. Fry the pancakes for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
7. Drain the pancakes on brown paper or paper towels.
8. To warm later, spread the pancakes out on a cookie sheet and bake for 2-3 minutes at 375 degrees.