Gorgonzola Mashed Potato Latkes with Jalapeño Apple Relish
A great way to use leftover mashed potatoes, or an excuse to whip up a batch! These latkes are perfect for Thanksgivukkah!
Author: Amy Kritzer
Recipe type: Hanukkah
Gorgonzola Mashed Potato Latkes:
3 pounds russet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into chunks
4 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup whole milk
½ cup gorgonzola cheese
Salt and coarse black pepper to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil or schmaltz for frying
Chive Creme Fresche:
¼ cup chives
1 cup creme fresche
Jalapeño Apple Relish:
2 large granny smith apples, diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ bunch green onions, diced
2 jalapeños, minced
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
To make the mashed potatoes, put the chunks in a large pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Boil them until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
Then drain potatoes and put them back in the same pot. Add in butter, heavy cream, milk and gorgonzola cheese and mash. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover the mashed potatoes and chill at least 1 hour or over night.
To make the chive creme fresche, mix together chives and creme fresche! Easy enough. Cover and chill until ready to use.
To make relish, mix together apples pieces, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add in green onions and jalapeños. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Mix into apples and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill until ready to use.
When ready to cook, place flour in a shallow dish and shape mashed potatoes into about 8 patties, ½ inch thick. Coat the patties with flour and chill for 1 hour until solid.
In a large sauté pan heat oil or schmaltz over medium high heat. Add the patties and reduce heat to medium. Fry the patties in batches, careful not to over crowd the pan. Fry about 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown. Season with salt immediately and drain on paper towels.
Serve hot with chive creme fresche and jalapeño apple relish!
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at http://whatjewwannaeat.com/gorgonzola-mashed-potato-latkes-jalapeno-apple-relish/