When Hanukkah comes along it legitimizes frying foods and eating levivot (the Hebrew word for patties )- without the guilt. For a Hanukkah opener I chose this winning version of levivot which always come with praise - Zucchini, Corn and Parmesan Levivot , from my cookbook "Holidays". Make sure to use firm zucchini in this recipe- zucchini's contain a lot of water- the firmer the zucchini, the less liquid will come out. It is important to strain the zucchini, once it's grated, of all its liquid (even straining twice) and to strain the corn kernels as well. One last tip- before you fry all of the patties and only then figure out that salt is missing-make a small "sample" patty, fry in the pan, taste and then salt and pepper according to taste. These patties are served here with an easy tomato salsa, which is a refreshing match to the fried patties. Who said there's only fried fatty foods at our Hanukkah party?
Next week- Sweet Pear, Almond and Cinnamon Patties- Happy Hanukkah!
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