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Potato, Artichoke and Feta Cheese Latkes (D, TNT)
Source: Bon Appétit December 1995
Yield: About 12 latkes

1-1/2 pounds red-skinned potatoes
1 9-oz. package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, diced, patted dry
2/3 cup chopped leek (white and pale green parts only)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, beaten to blend
2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 oz. Feta cheese, diced
1-1/2 cups fresh French bread crumbs (approximately)
8 tbsp. olive oil (approximately)

Cook potatoes in pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Cool completely and peel.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place baking sheet in oven.

Using hand grater, coarsely grate potatoes into large bowl. Add artichokes and leek.

Mix Parmesan, egg, mint, oregano, salt and pepper in small bowl. Add to potato mixture. Stir in Feta and enough bread crumbs to form mixture that holds together.

Firmly press 1/2 cup mixture into 3-1/2" rounds. Repeat with remaining mixture.

Heat 6 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Place 4 pancakes into skillet. Cook until brown, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to sheet in oven. Repeat with remaining pancakes, adding more oil to skillet by tablespoonfuls as necessary. Serve hot.

Poster's Notes:
For a nice vegetarian meal, offer these latkes with a Greek salad. Stir chopped fresh mint into yoghurt to have with the latkes.

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A