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Potato Pancakes (Latke)

Tues July 23rd, 2019

Potato Pancakes

Potato latkes are usually associated with Hanukkah but many European traditional cuisines include potato pancakes (German, Austrian, Dutch, Hungarian, Jewish, Russian and more...

Potato Pancakes (Latke) are descendants from Italian pancakes made with ricotta cheese. Our potato pancake recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious. You can cook twice the amount at once by using 2 frying pans. You can double the recipe if needed. Be sure to make lots because they will go fast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb potatoes (Idaho, russet or any type you prefer)
  • 1/2 of a green pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 of a medium onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Oil for cooking (avocado or vegetable)

Directions:

  1. Grate potatoes (squeeze out excess water with a kitchen towel before putting in bowl), green pepper and onion together in a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, black pepper and turmeric, mix well. You can beat eggs prior to adding to potato mixture if you prefer.
  2. In a frying pan add 1 to 1/2" avocado oil on medium heat until oil reaches 350 to 365 degrees. Mix ingredients well in bowl before adding each batch of potato pancakes to the pan. Do not over fill the pan or potato pancakes will not be crispy.
  3. With a large spoon scoop out potato mixture and gently place in pan and use back of spoon to flatten a little. Cook potato pancakes until golden brown about 4 to 6 minutes then turn to brown other side.
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve with apple sauce, sour cream or both. Some people like them with ketchup.

Recipe Source: Angie's Kitchen
Info source: Wikipedia and pbs.org