Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Potato Latkes

Since I posted an applesauce recipe yesterday I thought I would post a basic recipe for latkes today to be served with the applesauce. They make a great side dish, appetizer or lunch as I often have them.
This is an easy and basic recipe that tastes wonderful when served with sour cream and applesauce.

Potato Latkes

2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons flour or matzo meal
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 cup oil for frying

Place the shredded potatoes in a cheesecloth or tea towel and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible out of the potatoes. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, beaten eggs, flour garlic powder and salt together.

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat until hot (sprinkle some flour in to test, if it sizzles it's ready). Add the potato mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time to the oil.  Using a spoon or spatula spread out and press down to create 1/2 inch round patties. Brown both sides of latkes, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with applesauce and/or sour cream.

4 comments:

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

This is one of my favorites - hard to stop at just one! Crispy brown on the outside and creamy in the middle - doesn't get much better. This looks like a recipe I need to keep. Thanks.
Susan

Debbie said...

Oh, I love these! Thanks for the recipe:)

Judy said...

Stopped by for FF. Love potato latkes. Following.

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