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.
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.