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“Paj-kes” – Korean Latkes

45 minutes

Becky Jaye shares her family recipe for pajeon, a Korean potato pancake often made with scallions and other vegetables. 

5 lb. shredded Idaho potatoes
2 large, shredded sweet yellow onions
6-7 shredded orange carrots
3 bunches of scallions, quartered length-wise and sliced diagonally in lengths of 1 to 1.5”
5 eggs
1 ½ cups Korean pajeon potato pancake flour, for example, Beksul Korean Pancake Mix, available in Asian grocery stores and online (Note: You may substitute the same amount of regular flour, though your pancakes will be less like pajeon and more like latke
3 tbsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp of rice vinegar
Minced garlic, chopped scallions, and sesame seeds to your liking

Air Fryer Potato Latkes

Here's a healthier, lighter option to traditional deep-fried latkes!

LATKES:
2 shallots
6 potatoes, like Yukon Golds, peeled and quartered
Pinch of baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons flour
Olive oil spray to coat the air fryer basket
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TOPPINGS (optional):
Sour cream or Greek yogurt
Gravlax, fresh dill, and capers
Applesauce, apple slices, and cinnamon

Brisket Sliders

Turn leftover brisket into crowd-pleasing sliders that are topped with an especially delicious special sauce.Turn leftovers into fabulous mini brisket sliders, a sure crowd-pleaser.

SLIDERS:
4 pounds, approximately, leftover brisket chunks and bite-sized pieces
Mini challah rolls, slider rolls or mini hamburger buns
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SPECIAL SAUCE:
1 cup pan gravy from brisket, optional
1 ½ cups honey barbecue sauce
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup cola
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper

The Latkatini - A Hanukkah Cocktail

Here's a Hanukkah cocktail that mirrors the ingredients used to make latkes and applesauce!

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LATKATINIS:
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon rosewater
3/4 cup unfiltered apple juice or cider
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2-3 tablespoons plain or horseradish potato vodka (recipe below)
1/3 cup milk or milk substitute
¼ cup Hungry Man mashed potato flakes
1 cup of ice
Baharat or cinnamon for garnish
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HORSERADISH VODKA
4-inch piece of horseradish
2 cups potato vodka