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Potato latkes

Potato latkes are a traditional Jewish dish often served during the holiday of Hanukkah. They are made by grating potatoes and onions, and then frying them in oil to create a crispy and savory treat. Latkes are typically served with sour cream or applesauce, and are a delicious and festive way to celebrate the holiday. Whether you are a seasoned latke-making pro or trying your hand at them for the first time, this recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
7 / 10
cook time:
45 min
Potatoes 2 lbs
Large Onion 1
Bread crumbs 3/4 Cup
Large Eggs 2
Potato starch 1 Tbsp
Kosher salt 1.5 Tsp
Black pepper 1/2 Tsp
Oil for frying
Step 1
Start by preparing your ingredients. Peel the potatoes and grate them using a hand grater. Place the grated potatoes in a bowl and cover them with cold water. Grate the onion using the grater, and set it aside.
Step 2
Drain the grated potatoes in a colander. Place the drained potatoes and grated onion in the center of a clean tea towel, and twist the cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible from the shreds.
Step 3
Pour the potato and onion mixture into a clean, dry bowl, and use a fork to mix everything together. Add beaten eggs, bread crumbs, and potato starch to the mixture, and stir until everything is well combined.
Step 4
Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5
Once you have all of your ingredients ready, it's time to start cooking! Heat a large pan over medium heat, and add enough oil to reach a depth of 1/2 inch.
Step 6
Once the oil is hot, it's time to start shaping and frying the latkes. Scoop up 3 tablespoons of the potato mixture and shape it into a tightly compacted disk. Carefully place the disk into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until it is golden brown and crispy.
Step 7
Repeat this process until all of the latkes are cooked. As you finish frying each latke, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
Step 8
Serve the latkes while they are still warm, and enjoy them with your favorite dipping sauce or condiment. Sour cream and applesauce are both classic choices, but feel free to get creative and try something new!