Serve with cranberry sauce, applesauce, and/or sour cream.

Can fry in morning & leave on paper towels at room temperature, then reheat on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees or under a broiler.

1½ pounds of potato serves 4 people.

Ingredients Step
2 onions Grate on a box grater. Squeeze excess juices out over sink.
3 lb. boiling potatoes Grate on a box grater. Rinse & squeeze excess juices out over sink.
oil Start heating oil in a skillet.
6 T. flour
1 t. salt
3 eggs
Combine, then mix in onions and potato.

Source: Aaron's Aunt Leah

Sauerkraut Fritters

Goes well with Breton Beans, or with pierogi.

Ingredients Step
10.5 oz. / 2 c. sauerkraut Drain and finely chop.
¾ c. milk
1 egg
1 t. caraway
1 t. savory (opt.)
Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl.
oil Start heating oil in a skillet
1 c. (130 g.) flour Add flour to the wet ingredients. Then add chopped sauerkraut.
When a drop of batter sizzles in the hot oil, pour by 2T-fuls and spread to 3-inch rounds. Cook until the bottoms brown (about 5 minutes), then turn and repeat. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Source: Michal Korkosz (Fresh from Poland)

Cranberry Sauce

Serves six as a condiment.

Ingredients Step
2 c. cranberries
½ c. orange juice
¼ c. white sugar
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ t. cloves
¼ t. ginger
Combine in a saucepan. Simmer, stirring (uncovered), until berries have burst.

Source: Rebecca from New Orleans from college

Double-Baked Potato

It's nice to bake one extra potato so they can be extra-stuffed, and as insurance against breaking one of the shells.

Ingredients Step
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
4 baking potatoes, scrubbed Bake until tender -- ideally in oven so the skins firm up, but microwave is fine too. If in microwave and they are normal sized, stab all over with a fork then microwave it for 5 minutes, flip, and 5 minutes more.
½ c. milk
1 t. Dijon
¾ c. cheddar, grated
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh. Mash it all together. Maybe whip until light & fluffy. Spoon into reserved skins.
¼ c. cheddar, grated Sprinkle.
Bake another 10 minutes at 400 degrees, to brown the tops.

source: my grandma

Chocolate Syrup

A higher quality Hershey's syrup equivalent. Best to use at room temperature.

Great in egg creams (couple tablespoons of syrup in a cup, milk to halfway, seltzer to finish it).

Ingredients Step
3/4 c. white sugar
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 c. water
Combine in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, whisking.
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed Add cocoa powder while whisking. Whisk until smooth.
1 oz. (3 T) unsweetened chocolate, chopped Remove from heat. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted.
1 t. vanilla Whisk in.
Transfer to jar. Refrigerate.

Source: Genevieve Ko (NYT)