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Nibbles, Noshes, and Nachas

07/11/2021 02:17:01 PM



Nibbles, Noshes & Nachas

Nachas-A Yiddish word meaning that you are happy and proud, especially of the accomplishments of your children

Summertime comfort food. Take advantage of the fresh summer veggies.



  • 1 russet potato
  • 1 medium-large zucchini
  • 2 ears of corn, kernals removed (corn will be raw)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp whole wheat flour (can also use unbleached AP flour or matzah meal)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, dill, mint, basil and/or parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Cut ends of zucchini and coarsely grate. Place in a large bowl with 1/4 tsp salt. Allow to sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, place shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel and wring out excess water.
  2. Places shredded potato, zucchini, corn kernals, eggs, flour and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. Heat 2-3 Tbsp vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat.
  4. Form mixture into patties, size should be approximately 1/3 cup.
  5. Cook latkes until golden and crispy on first side, around 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place onto a wire baking rack and add a pinch of salt immediately.
  7. To make the herb sour cream (or yogurt): combine sour cream, chopped herbs, lemon zest and 1/8 tsp salt. Combine and serve with hot latkes.
  8. Garnish with thinly sliced radishes if desired.


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