Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

A Bon Appétit recipe I have not tried yet, will update once I do. This is a traditional Hungarian style latke, especially good with roasted meats or poultry.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place porcini in small bowl. Add 3/4 cup hot water and let stand 45 minutes.
  2. Strain through fine sieve, reserving soaking liquid. Coarsely chop porcini.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chopped porcini and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add reserved porcini soaking liquid and paprika; cook until liquid evaporates, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. (Mushroom mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  8. Finely grate potatoes by hand or in processor fitted with grating disk.
  9. Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add enough cold water to cover; let stand 5 minutes. Drain potatoes. Wrap in dry kitchen towel; twist ends to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. It is important to have the potatoes dry.
  10. Place potatoes in large bowl. Mix in egg, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Stir in mushroom mixture.
  11. Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  12. Working in batches, drop potato mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into hot oil, spacing apart. Using spatula, flatten each into 4-inch round and cook until crisp and brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  13. Transfer latkes to paper towels to drain. Add more oil to skillet as necessary and allow oil to get hot before adding more potato mixture.
  14. Transfer to plates and serve.
  15. *Available at Italian markets, specialty foods stores and many supermarkets.
  16. Prep time includes soaking time for mushrooms and potatoes.

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