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    Perfect Potato Latkes

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    I'm cookin', good lookin!'s Note:

    I have been making latkes for years. I have finally perfected the recipe.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 5-7

    Yield:

    latkes

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a food processor or through a salad shooter, grate peeled potatoes and onion.
    2. 2
      Line a sieve with cheesecloth and transfer potatoes and onion to the sieve.
    3. 3
      Set sieve over a bowl, twist the cheesecloth into a pouch, and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
    4. 4
      Let the mixture drain at least 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      After 15 minutes, pour off liquid from the bowl, but leave the white potato starch that settles on the bottom of the bowl.
    6. 6
      To the starch, add the eggs, flour, salt, and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Return drained potato-and-onion mixture and combine well.
    8. 8
      Return this entire mixture to the sieve and set the sieve over a bowl. Your latke mixture will continue to weep while you're cooking. This is normal, but you don't want any of this moisture; it'll turn your potatoes red.
    9. 9
      Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
    10. 10
      In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot.
    11. 11
      Take about 2 tablespoons worth of the mixture into your hands and press them together to make a thin cake.
    12. 12
      Drop this pressed cake into the oil and fry until brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side; latkes should be golden and crisp on both sides.
    13. 13
      Eat right away or keep warm in oven
    14. 14
      Serve with apple sauce or sour cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2009

      55

      Absolutely... perfect. Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 14, 2009

      55

      Fantastic! The onion adds a perfect bit of bite to the potatoes.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Potato Latkes

    Serving Size: 1 (252 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 302.9
     
    Calories from Fat 38
    12%
    Total Fat 4.3 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 169.2 mg
    56%
    Sodium 1468.6 mg
    61%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.5 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    26%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    14%
    Protein 11.4 g
    22%

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