Recipe: Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

Potato pancakes are one of the most basic food. The odds are very good you have a potato, onion, and eggs just hanging around your house so this is a great meal or snack for a night when you don’t want to make anything too fancy. The texture of these will change depending on which way you grate the potatoes. I just simply used a mandolin to julienne them but feel free to use a box grater or even get your lazy on and drop them in a food processor!

Potato Pancakes / Latkes

AuthorMab

Yields4 Servings

Ingredients
 1 lb potatoes, grated
 1 onion, grated OR finely chopped
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup oil, for frying

Directions
1

Peel potatoes and grate by preferred method, placing the grated potato in a bowl of cold water as grated.

2

Drain the potatoes very well and pat with a towel. To the towel add the onions and wring it tightly to remove as much liquid as possible, then place in a dry bowl with the egg and salt.

3

In a 12 inch skillet or pan, heat 1/4 cup oil over fairly high heat until hot and shimmery.

4

In batches spoon potato mixture into skillet and flatten/spread gently in to a round with with a fork then reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 4-5 minutes.

5

Flip the latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt/pepper.

6

Add more oil to skillet and repeat until all latkes are cooked. Serve with sour cream, chives, applesauce, etc.

Adapted from Epicurious

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 lb potatoes, grated
 1 onion, grated OR finely chopped
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup oil, for frying

Directions

Directions
1

Peel potatoes and grate by preferred method, placing the grated potato in a bowl of cold water as grated.

2

Drain the potatoes very well and pat with a towel. To the towel add the onions and wring it tightly to remove as much liquid as possible, then place in a dry bowl with the egg and salt.

3

In a 12 inch skillet or pan, heat 1/4 cup oil over fairly high heat until hot and shimmery.

4

In batches spoon potato mixture into skillet and flatten/spread gently in to a round with with a fork then reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 4-5 minutes.

5

Flip the latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt/pepper.

6

Add more oil to skillet and repeat until all latkes are cooked. Serve with sour cream, chives, applesauce, etc.

Potato Pancakes / Latkes

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