Wingin’ It: Latkes with Spicy Apple Sauce as the Bills take on the Jets

You want soccer. You want meals. So can we! A lot so, in truth, that we smash the two collectively to carry you a Buffalo Bills-inspired recipe every week. Whether or not it’s a take on an opponents’ fave or some actual mad scientist **** coming your method, Wingin’ It’s the spot to look at. This week we’re prepping for the New York Jets!

Wingin it latkes

In my annual plea for help developing with concepts, jj24 tossed out numerous meals puns based mostly on participant names. Enjoying alongside, DefinitelyNotStephCurry got here up with “Star Latke-le-leis.” Certain I’ve gone to the Jewish culinary nicely a pair instances already for the Large Apple, but it surely’s a deep nicely and these sounded good. Historically served with a smattering of choices (or alone), I elected to go the apple sauce route. All of it, in fact, will get a Wingin’ It reboot.

Latkes with Spicy Apple Sauce

Serves: 3 – 4
Energetic Time: 30 min
Complete Time: 60 min


2 giant potatoes
4 leeks (white components solely, see beneath)
2 Tbsp melted butter, unsalted
2 eggs, overwhelmed
12 cup bread crumbs, matzo is conventional
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Vegetable oil for frying

2 Tbsp unsalted butter
12 oz. unsweetened apple sauce
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp scorching sauce

  1. Totally wash potatoes and leeks, then shred right into a strainer.
  2. Squeeze the **** out of the potato/leek combination over a big mixing bowl, attempting to get as a lot liquid out of the mass as attainable. Put aside bowl of liquid.
  3. After 2-3 min, pour off water from the bowl, leaving potato starch at the backside (see beneath).
  4. Place potato/leek combination between paper towels or a clear kitchen towel and squeeze dry.
  5. Switch potato/leek combination into giant mixing bowl with starch. Add elements from melted butter by way of baking powder into bowl, combine completely.
  6. Preheat oven to 225ºF. Add about one-quarter inch oil to backside of huge sauté pan and warmth on HIGH.
  7. Squeeze a palmful of combination into a good ball and place fastidiously into oil; flatten instantly with a spatula. Repeat till pan is full.
  8. Cook dinner on HIGH, flipping as wanted till each side are medium to darkish brown.
  9. Take away from oil onto paper towels, permitting oil to empty for 3-4 min. Switch to baking sheet in oven to remain heat. Repeat till all combination is used.
  10. Put together apple sauce topping; add butter, apple sauce, brown sugar, and scorching sauce to medium sauce pan on MED.
  11. Cook dinner till thickened to desired consistency, stirring often. Serve collectively with completed latkes

Wingin’ It Suggestions and Prep Gallery

There’s nothing complicated technique-wise this week so just some fast ideas. The primary image reveals the quantity of leeks I used. They’ll range in measurement so this can be a good visible to assist information you. Moreover, leeks are a ache in the butt to shred by hand, which is what I did. You’ll seemingly find yourself with some waste that doesn’t get shredded. Should you’re utilizing a meals processor, you would possibly need to use 3-3.5 leeks slightly than 4.

The following image is the mixing bowl with the liquid squeezed from the potato/leek combination. It seems to be fairly gross. The GIF is me pouring out the liquid. The sludge at the backside is potato starch, which may also help bind and enhance how these cook dinner.

In terms of cooking I aimed for a darkish brown. This isn’t fairly burnt, but it surely’s flirting with it. At this stage, the exterior can “shatter” once you chunk, form of like additional crispy bacon. You possibly can definitely goal for a lighter shade based mostly on desire.

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