coconut oil frying

Perfect Latkes

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I have to say, I was nervous the first time I ever made latkes for Dave. He grew up eating them from his grandmother – so I had a lot to live up to. Latkes are a potato pancake eaten in particular at celebrations in the Jewish faith. Today is Yom Kippur, and while many are fasting in observance of this High Holiday, I wanted to share with you my recipe. Instead of frying these in vegetable oil, I used coconut oil (of course) for a nice crispy outside and wonderful flavor. Another reason to use coconut oil for this […]

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Top Chef Seattle: The Fried Chicken Challenge

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We have reached the point in the season where there is no longer immunity, which means we are almost to the end!  By now we should only be seeing top rate dishes, but tonight that may not be the case. Quickfire Challenge: The challenge is to create their own sushi dish and one of L.A.’s four Master Sushi Chefs, Katsuya Uechi, was on hand to judge.  This challenge stumped Josh, who put bacon pieces in his sushi. However, Stefan impresses the guest judge with his Yellowtail with Grilled Shiitake and Raw Lobster with Seaweed and Unagi and wins the challenge, […]

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Sunday Appetizer: Pork Wontons

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It’s football season.  Productive Sundays are only a memory and now the whole day is dedicated to eating and football… at least in Pete’s mind.  Last Sunday I played the part of the good girlfriend and made a bunch of appetizers to enjoy during the next 10 hours of football…sigh!  Pork wontons, crab rangoons, and apple pie wontons. Enjoy this recipe for pork wontons… come back later this month for the other two recipes. Pork Wontons Ingredients:1lb ground pork 1 egg ¼ cup scallions, finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 pkg wonton wrappers 1 small bowl of […]

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