Late Night Latkes
Last night after my eleven straight hour day of my full course load of classes followed by auditions for the play I’m assistant directing I was in no mood to make dinner. I came home and ate three clementines, some potato chips, and some oatmeal leftover from breakfast. I curled up in my bed and finished the book I was reading. I looked at the clock and saw it was ten pm. I needed latkes. I don’t think I’ve actually had latkes in at least three years. I’m not sure where the craving came from, but it came. Luckily, my roommate was indulgent. “Hey A, I’m making latkes, wanna help?” “YAY! Sure!” Three large Yukon Gold potatoes, one egg, 1/4 cup flour, ½ onion, ½ apple and an hour later, I had wonderfully deep fried and tasty latkes. My friend R brought over some applesauce since I’d managed to forget we were out, but the piece de resistance was the impromptu topping I made. I took the other half an onion and apple, added a dash of cinnamon, some butter, and some maple syrup, and got a chunky sauce that was the perfect mixture of savory and sweet. Yum.