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Feast for the Holidays- Spin Artiste Giveaway #2

So the best thing about the holidays (other than family of course) is getting to eat lots of yummy food!! I dream of my mothers Latke and my  Grandmother in Law’s Fried Chicken…
One of my most favorite holiday foods is my mom’s Latkes (Potato Pancakes) It’s SUPER easy and a sure crowd pleaser!
What you need:

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • pinch salt
  • 2 TB matzo meal (or 1/2 cup flour)
  • veggie oil (or canola oil)
  • cast iron skillet, frying pan or electric skillet (I love using the electric skillet, but you may need less oil in the cast iron)

In the food processor pulse potatoes (I cut into large cubes before processing), onion and salt.  You want to keep the mix coarse- stopping when the last potato has gone to blade. You could also use the grating blade, if you’d rather grated texture.
Drop mixture into HOT oil.  Let brown on each side.  Serve with sour cream and applesauce.

To enter this giveaway I’d love for you to share your favorite holiday recipe in the comments below! You have all week to post and I will draw a random winner on Saturday Dec 3.   The winner will recieve a silk texture kit, in the white hot colorway, full of some of the new offerings in the shop- a silk hankie, thrown silk, degummed silk cocoons, silk carrier rods and horsetail silk.  Over 1oz of goodies with a retail value of over $15! Perfect for felting, papermaking, carding into batts or adding texture to your yarns!

And make sure you’ve entered the first giveaway- Giving Thanks, for a $10 shop gift certificate.  I will draw that winner tomorrow(11/29).  Of course, I again want to thank Arlene at Spin Artiste, for honoring me with the featured artist spot this weekend!!  If you haven’t seen my interview, you can check it out here.  And while you’re there, make sure you enter Arlene’s Swag Bag giveaway for reaching 1200 likes on Facebook! It’s been a great weekend and I can’t wait to see what recipes you have to share!