I've canceled my subscription to Southern Living magazine, and I hope I won't be sorry. There are just too many magazines for me to read (Taste of Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Living and Bon Appetit). I've gotten some good recipes from SL over the years, like this one from their November 2008 edition. Their recipe is called, "Golden Potato Latkes" since the principal ingredient is Yukon gold potatoes.
I used red potatoes and left the skins on. And I subbed shredded zucchini and parsnips for part of the potatoes. You can also sub carrots, and use any combo you like. It's just nice to get some other veggies in there. Instead of matzoh meal, I used cornmeal and flour, since I don't stock matzoh meal. These were absolutely delicious, a great accompaniment to fish or chicken. I used Mrs. Dash seasoning blend (original blend) as the only seasoning (I had a sample packet), but it worked so well I may just buy some. You can sub salt and pepper if you don't have Mrs. Dash.
Adapted 1/3 recipe from Southern Living
Rating: 9 out of 10
1 lb. total combo of unpeeled red potatoes, unpeeled zucchini and peeled parsnip or carrot
1/3 medium onion
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. cornmeal
4 tsp. all-purpose flour (I used Ultra Grain, which is 30% whole wheat)
1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning blend (original)
OR rounded 1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
Grate veggies, including onion, through large holes of a box grater; toss with lemon juice. Spread mixture onto two clean, dry kitchen towels. Roll up each towel, starting with 1 long side. Wring towels to squeeze out excess liquid. Place potato mixture in a medium bowl.
Stir in egg, cornmeal, flour, and seasoning. Mixture will be dry but will hold its shape when pressed together. Loosely form 6 patties.
Melt butter with oil in a large heavy skillet heated to medium-high heat. Drop the patties into hot fat; press lightly to flatten into 3" rounds. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side, or till golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Serve immediately, or keep warm on wire rack on a baking sheet in a 250F oven up to 30 minutes. Great with homemade applesauce and/or horseradish-sour cream sauce. Yield: 6 patties (Double this recipe for a bigger yield, or visit the Southern Living recipe site for the original recipe which yields about 2 dozen.)