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Red Lentil Latkes

Traditionally, latkes are pancakes made from potatoes, but these latkes also include lentils, cheese, and hot sauce. Flavorful and tasty, this dish makes a great weeknight meal. Enjoy it along with a side salad.

1/2 cup lentils (red, dry)
1 medium potato (peeling is optional)
1 large egg
1 clove garlic (finely sliced)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 guión hot sauce (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
black pepper (to taste, optional)
2 tablespoons canola oil
  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Add the lentils to a medium saucepan and add water to cover by about an inch. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, remove the excess water from the potato: you can either squeeze it by the handful, or put the entire pile on a clean tea towel and wring it out.
  4. Crack the egg in a medium bowl and beat it lightly. Add the potato, cooked lentils, garlic, green onion, and cheese and hot sauce if you're using them in a medium bowl. Add the salt and a good grinding of black pepper, and stir until combined.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add a generous drizzle of oil (1-2 Tablespoons). Working in batches, so as not to crowd the pan, add clumps of the potato-lentil mixture (about the size of a golf ball or slightly larger works well), and flatten each as soon as it's in the pan, making them about a half inch thick.
  6. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until the latkes are deeply golden brown and cooked through. Add a little more oil to the pan for each additional batch. Serve immediately or keep the latkes warm in a 200°F oven for up to an hour.
Meal Type: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Food group: Vegetables
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall