2 shredded russet potatoes (about 3 peeled medium potatoes)
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
I’d use matzah meal instead of wheat germ. Wheat germ is healthier, though,
Or bread crumbs maybe?
Although this is a more healthful recipe than fried latkes, the defeat of the Yevonim is a yom tov that everyone agreece may not be the occasion to enforce a culinary no-fry zone (Mom can bagDad with some other dietary rule).
@I can only try,
Eating fried latkas is a cute minhag, being healthy comes first.
We can chanhe the world – one latke at a time!
azi – while it is true that this minhag is mentioned in shas or other major sources in rishonim. nevertheless, r’ Maimon the father of the Rambam says that no minhag should be taken lightly. he specifies “even a cute minhag like eating sufganiot” because this is what was done by earlier generations.
I agree health comes first, so if your doctor says no latkes or donuts then you can’t eat. but there is no minhag to eat baked potato-pancakes on chanukkah (unless you really like them – there really is no point in discussing recipes for non-fried latkes.)