Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes are an appetizer right??
There are tons of different recipes for these out there!
This one is simple, I like simple :)

Here is what you will need:
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons matzo meal
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as chives or parsley, for garnish 
How to make them:
Peel the potatoes and shred them in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade; transfer the potatoes to a large bowl as the food processor fills up.
 Repeat with the onion.
Transfer the onion to the bowl with the potatoes and stir in the matzo meal, egg, baking powder and salt.
Fill a large skillet with 1/2 inch oil.
Heat over medium-high heat until the oil is very hot but not smoking.
 To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of potato into the oil; if the potato sizzles steadily, the oil is ready.
Working in batches, scoop the potato mixture by 1/4-cupfuls and add them carefully to the skillet, flattening each latke slightly with a spatula.
Fry, turning the latkes once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
Remove any loose bits of potato mixture between batches with a slotted spoon.
Serve the latkes immediately, or keep them warm in a 200 degree F oven. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with sour cream.

I like to season my sour cream with a few dashes of paprika and throw in a few slices of chopped green onion.

Happy Holiday! 

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