How to make it

  • Peel the potatoes and shred them with the fine blade of a food processor.
  • Peel the onions and shred them also.
  • Remove the bowl and cover and, over the sink, press the potato mixture down and let a lot of the liquid drain out into the sink.
  • Pour the potato mixture into a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for the flour.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add just enough flour to make a mixture that is not watery.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan until a drop of water "dances" across the pan and evaporates.
  • Add the oil until it is about 1/3-1/2 inch deep.
  • Heat the oil through.
  • Add the potato mixture to the pan with a large tablespoon.
  • Let the latkes cook, undisturbed, over medium high heat until you can see that they are golden on the bottom.
  • To avoid splattering, use a spatula and a fork to gently turn them over.
  • Continue cooking until done to your colour preference.
  • Carefully place the hot latkes on either a brown paper bag or paper towels to absorb the excess oil and stay crisp.
  • Add more oil when needed and let the oil heat for a minute before adding more batter.
  • Hot oil will prevent the latkes from sticking.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  • As you make each batch of the potato latkes, stir the potato mixture frequently to keep the ingredients well incorporated.
  • Add a little more flour if necessary.
  • NOTE: 30 minutes cooking time depending on the number of latkes
  • I tried latkes recently that had shredded carrots in them. I'm sorry to say, I almost lost my insides. Maybe it was the combination or maybe it's just that my tummy was off that day - I don't know. All I do know is that I would never eat them again with shredded carrots ;-(

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  • taylordani11 8 years ago
    Baking powder & soda interesting. I know what you mean about eating them. Who can stop?
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
    Love these! Thank you!
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  • lor 10 years ago
    I like this recipe too but, 1 latke + 2 + 3, when do we stop ???
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    Love Latkes. Thank you . I like this recipe Lol
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