Take a lighter approach to your latke making this season and switch out the potato for these Butternut Squash Latkes topped with Za’atar and Labneh.
I feel like I’ve been a bit whiney lately, have I? Well, if so let’s change that around and talk about positive things, fun things, like the fact that Chanukah starts next week and oh it’s my birthday too!
Do you know what that means? It means a week of really good eating here in Little Red Kitchen land.
Next to Thanksgiving, Chanukah ranks up there as my favorite holiday. How can you pass up the opportunity to eat all the fried foods and gamble with chocolate coins?
Even so, as I get older (grumble), my stomach starts to complain if I have too much fried food. Which basically means if I want to have latkes for 8 nights straight, I better come up with a way to cook them that doesn’t use a vat of oil (I exaggerate, but only slightly).
It just so happens that my search for a lighter latke lined up with the release of OXO’s new cookware line.
You do know OXO makes cookware now, right?
It’s fine, I totally get it if you aren’t up to date on all your OXO news but you need to be informed now. Just like their kitchen tools, the cookware is beautifully crafted to make your life easier. So of course, I felt the need to try out the Non-Stick Pro 11 inch Square Griddle to see if latkes could be made with just a schmear of oil.
Guess what? They can. Are they going to be like your normal crispy and crunchy potato latkes? No they aren’t, they are more pancake like with a golden crust on the outside. The sweetness from the squash comes shining through and since we aren’t going traditional here, a little topping with za’atar and labneh felt like the perfect fit.
Extra bonus? Your home won’t smell like a fry house when you are finished cooking.
Want to give it a go? Lucky you can win your own griddle if you keep reading.
How about that griddle? What would you do with a new one? It’d be perfect for some Saturday morning pancakes or french toast, right? How about frying some eggs up on it? I’ve got some big plans in store!
Want to know how to win?
One lucky person will win one (1) OXO Non-stick Pro 11 inch Square Griddle. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway is open from December 10th to December 17th 2014 to U.S. Residents only age 18+. Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to respond, otherwise their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Disclaimer: I was provided with OXO’s griddle for recipe development purposes. All opinions stated are my own.