For the third year in a row the catering company Great Performances will host the annual city Latke Festival and cook-off. We’re co-hosts of this years, which will arrive at BAM for a night of grease-splattered goodness on December 19. (Buy your tickets right here.)
In addition to entries from restaurants around the city (Mile End and Manhattan’s Toloache, for starters) one of the competitors could be you: We’re calling for fantastic recipes from readers, and we’re going to pick a winner from all the recipe entries we receive until mid November. These latkes can be your own invention, multi-culti, made with rutabagas in addition to Russets, or simply the family recipe that’s you’ve always made. All you have to do is post your recipe in the comments below, with a little bit about how it came to be, or send the same information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will have not just the honor of showing off his or her crispy creation at the event alongside some of the city’s best chefs, but will also score the brand-new Breville 5-quart die-cast stand mixer above. It doesn’t come with a grater attachment, sadly, but it can make some sweet cookies. In fact, check out this demo by Momofuku Milk chef Christina Tosi.