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Classic Potato Latkes

Source: Jewish Holiday Treats
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  Yields about 12 pancakes
Have all the ingredients ready to go before you grate the potatoes so they won't discolor. Some people add a pinch of baking soda to prevent them from turning brown.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 small onion
3 russet potatoes
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/2 to 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
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DIRECTIONS
Coarsely grate the onion into a large bowl. Peel the potatoes and coarsely grate them into the onions. Stir in the flour, eggs, salt and pepper.


Heat about 1/3 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into the oil and flatten with the back of the spoon. Fry, flipping once or twice, until crisp and brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the latkes are fried, adding more oil as needed.


VARIATION:
  • Latke Blinis:
    Dollar-sized latkes topped with a bit of smoked salmon and creme fraiche can be served as an appetizer during Chanukah with a dairy meal. On their own, they make an elegant hors d'oeuvre any time of the year.


Serving size = 1 pancake


Recipe reprinted by permission of Chronicle. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Yields about 12 pancakes
Calories: 128
Fat. Total: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 9g
Sodium: 59mg
% Cal. from Fat: 70%
Cholesterol: 35mg
Protein: 2g
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Rating: 5
by: nicolle Reviewed: 12/22/2011
excellent
We all loved it. Tasty and easy to make...8 yr old made it!
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