Throwback to last month’s Food52 Cookbook Club selection The Moosewood Restaurant Table where we had some fun experimenting with vegetarian cooking. I found this recipe for Butternut Latkes that were said to pair well with the Fresh Fennel and Apple Slaw and immediately added the ingredients to the grocery list as we were planning Aaron’s birthday and I thought the slaw would be perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. Little did I know that this vegetarian dinner was going to be such a hit!
The latkes are basically a savory pumpkin pancake, baked in the oven rather than in a frypan or on a skillet. It’s a mixture of grated butternut pumpkin and red onion, eggs, fresh sage, rice flour and seasoning. These were super easy with portioning it on a baking sheet and baking it in the oven and quite delicious!
The slaw is comprised of thinly sliced fresh fennel, peeled and grated apple, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. This indeed paired perfectly with the latkes and also the pulled pork and is definitely a recipe we’ll go back to in future. The only thing I’d do differently next time is grate the fennel too, as a few of the chunks were a bit too crunchy.
There is still so much I want to try from this book. I’m so glad Food52 Cookbook Club continues to surprise me with books I would never buy or borrow of my own accord!