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03-30-2007, 11:03 AM
I just was flipping through The Complete Book of RF and there's a recipe that calls for small red potatoes.
That's the first time I've seen them called for - usually it's jicama. Are they purposely avoided by some? What's the story?
03-30-2007, 11:05 AM
I'm not sure. I wonder if because they are so starchy, don't really taste too good raw? How are the red potatoes used?
03-30-2007, 11:32 AM
i dont know about raw potato taste, but raw potato juice doesnt taste bad.
03-30-2007, 11:39 AM
Here's the recipe... (with credits to the Author/Editor Lori Baird!!)
Spinach and Potato Latkes
1 c macs, soaked 8 hrs and drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. celtic sea salt
1/2 c lemon juice
1 c rejuvelac or filtered water
1 c pinenuts, soaked 2 hrs and drained
6 c spinach, chopped fine
1 sweet onion, chopped fine
6 small red potatoes, grated
1/2 c ground flaxseed
1 tsp paprika
Place the macs, garlic, salt, lemon juice and water in a blender and blend until smoother. Add the pine nuts and blend well.
Fold the nut mixture into the spinach and add the onion and potato, stirring well.
Add the flaxseed. Stir well, and let sit for 15 minutes. If mixture separates, add more flaxseed.
Spoon onto Teflex sheets and pat down into latkes. Sprinkle paprika on them and dehydrate 6 to 8 hours. Turn over and dehydrate for 6 more hours. They should be dry but slightly moist.
03-30-2007, 11:45 AM
WOW - I didn't mean for you to post it. Thanks anyway! Sounds pretty good. Small reds are probably not as starchy as the older 'taters.
03-30-2007, 11:56 AM
Baby red potatoes are the best choice of potatoes because the starch has not had time to mature. I still fix these for my husband, but I don't eat them myself, well I might take a small bite. It is hard to cook SAD or really any food and not taste the food to see if it taste right.
03-30-2007, 12:43 PM
mmm another passover recipe! YAY thanks Beckla!
03-30-2007, 02:06 PM
Very welcome!! Just realized the creator's name is in the book - credit to Jackie Graff!
03-30-2007, 02:55 PM
I fix them for my husband also and yes it is hard not to eat some.
I steam them and i try to do it lightly but i do love the red potatoes:D
03-30-2007, 08:26 PM
I read not to long ago that the Yukon Gold is the healthiest potato to eat. I grew up eating raw potatos with salt on so love them that way but have not had any. I dont think it can have any more starch than what jicama has.
I think Raw potatos taste better than jicama also. Either i have been getting bad ones or they just don't have any flavor.
I think the ones i have been getting locally r old jicamas as they r no longer white inside but a offwhite.
I would think that raw potatos would be ok even if it has starch. Raw is raw right?
Please tell me I am right. Would make me happy to eat plain taters again as long as it is not cooked.
12-28-2007, 05:37 PM
I finally made these spinach latkes. I made them as a potato substitute for Christmas. They were nothing like potato but I really liked them. They tasted cheesy to me. They were like a vegetarian processed food you'd buy frozen.
I used a spiralizer to make spaghetti out of the potatoes. This made the latkes difficult to eat so next time I'll spiralize them and then chop into shorter strands.
I've bought some more spinach and I'll be making them again tomorrow. Yummy.
12-29-2007, 07:01 PM
That is too cool you posted the recipe as I have this book among 5 others so haven't had the time to flip through all the recipes yet. Just bought small red potatoes the other day (normally I like new potatoes the best for potato chips) as I wanted to come up with a way to make a potato zucchini type of latkes or more like hash browns since I've been craving them.
Now I can't wait to try this recipe.
12-29-2007, 07:07 PM
I just got a (used) dehydrator tonight! Can you dehydrate sliced potatos to make chips? Does it work?
12-29-2007, 07:11 PM
There is a killer recipe on this site but I tweaked it a bit. I'll see if I can find the link where I posted what I did.
Here it is:
01-01-2008, 06:53 PM
I made these latkes the other day but was disappointed in them. I grated my potatoes like the recipe said and used 5 small red ones. The result was very starchy with a bit of a backlash.
Here is the photo:
Anyone else have this problem? Thinking next time I'll use all zucchini instead of potatoes of I'll use half potatoes and half zucchini and soak the potato after it's grated first to draw the starch out of it.
01-01-2008, 07:56 PM
I didn't have that problem but my latkes looked very different from yours - mine were green and white.
01-03-2008, 12:33 PM
Did yours taste good? Were they starchy at all? Did you do anything special with the potatoes. I noticed after I let it sit for half and hour there was a fair bit of liquid at the bottom. Maybe I should have strained it first.
The one mistake I made was I accidently used 1/2 cup of sesame seeds instead of 1/2 cup of flax seeds so maybe that would have helped.
Do you have a photo?
01-03-2008, 11:18 PM
Oh I've just rechecked this recipe - the recipe I followed missed out the flaxseed. Apart from that it was identical. It was on another thread on this forum, but when I banana searched I couldn't find it.
I really liked them, they tasted cheesey.
01-03-2008, 11:19 PM
I don't have a photo, sorry :(
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