Potato Latkes For Hanukkah PareveFrom lor 9 years ago
- 5-6 large potatoes (A mix of Russet and Prince Edward Island potatoes works well) shopping list
- 3 very large onions shopping list
- 3 eggs shopping list
- 1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. white pepper or, for a bit of a kick in your latkes, a dash or 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or a splash of Tobasco sauce shopping list
- 2 tsp. baking powder shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda shopping list
- 1/4-1/2 cup flour (you may need a dash more as you cook them) shopping list
- canola oil for frying shopping list
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 ;-(
The Cooklor Toronto, Canada
The Rating2 people
Love Latkes. Thank you . I like this recipe Lolcherihannah in Shickshinny loved it