Latkes are absolutely culturally appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day

Last Monday, in honor of Ireland’s long and sordid history with potatoes, I made potato latkes. Well, no, actually I had some potatoes that I was worried would go bad if I didn’t use them and was craving fried things. Latkes happened. The following recipe is pretty much completely stolen from Mark Bittman’s first of edition of ‘How to Cook Everything’ and sized down to be a Joanna-sized portion. (more…)