Potato latkes are a favorite food during the festival of Hanukkah. We celebrate the miracle of the holiday by cooking foods in oil in remembrance of the oil that was used to consecrate the temple, which lasted eight days instead of only one.
4 large potatoes – peeled and grated
1 large onion – peeled and grated
2 large eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour (or matzah meal)
2 tsp. kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of vegetable oil
4 oz. of sour cream
4 oz. of applesauce
1. Place the grated potato and onion in a strainer and
press lightly to remove most of the moisture and let stand 30
2. Place the potato mixture in a bowl and add the eggs and
mix it in with your hands
3. Add the flour and mix thoroughly
4. Add the salt and pepper
5. Take an ice cream scoop of the potato mixture and place
in your hands and then form a round patty (latke). Repeat 8
times and place the patties on a baking sheet
6. Heat ½ cup of oil in a large frypan over medium heat
7. Place 4 latkes in the frypan and cook for 3 minutes or
until the bottom is a golden brown color
8. Turn the latke over and cook another 3 minutes
9. When the latkes are done, place them on a paper towel
to absorb some of the oil
10. Add the remaining oil into the frypan and cook the
other 4 latkes just like above.
11. Take one latke and put it on a plate and serve it with a
dollop of sour cream and applesauce
Yield: 8 servings
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