I love the idea of making waffles instead of latkas for this Chanukah. Waffles have been super trendy in the food world (and I don’t have to stand over a frying pan for hours). People have been pouring all kinds of funky batters in their waffle makers, such as: red velvet cake batter, potato kugel, falafel batter, and even chocolate chip cookie batter. You can have so much fun experimenting with the batters and the toppings.
Ricotta Cheese Waffle-Latkes
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, separated
¼ cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch kosher salt
2 tsp canola oil
1.Place ricotta, milk, vanilla extract and egg yolks in a bowl and mix well.
2. Stir in sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and oil, then mix gently until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl beat egg whites to soft peaks, the fold them into the cheese mixture.
4. Pour enough batter to cook a waffle in your machine.
5. If you don’t have a waffle maker you can make them with pancakes in a fry pan. Heat oil in a 9 inch pan till oil is hot, drop 1/8 cup worth of batter into pan lower heat to medium and cook on both sides until brown. About 2 minutes per side.