For a twist on potato latkes and Chanukah cookies! Make potatoes in the forms of dreidels, menorahs and other shapes!
Clean potatoes and cut potatoes into thin (1/4 to 1/2 inch) slices.
Soak slices in cold water to prevent discoloration.
Pat dry with paper towels.
Using cookie cutters in the shapes of your choice, cut potatoes into shapes, saving both the shapes and the cut out potatoes. (If you’d like to create sandwich “cookies,” leave some of these slices uncut).
TO BAKE: Sprinkle with oil, salt, rosemary and thyme, and bake at 450°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. (This will depend on thickness.)
TO FRY: Heat vegetable oil in a pot to about 360°F. Working in small batches, deep-fry potaotoes until golden brown, about three to four minutes. Drain shapes on paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and serve immediately.
Decorate with optional dips and fillings, or arrange a “Dipping Station” for everyone to choose from.
Take one uncut latke cookie and one with a shape cut out.
Apply topping to whole potato round, and place dreidel potato on top.