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Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes) A Fam Favorite

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Mmmm... golden, flavorful latkes that are crispy on the outside and light and tender on the inside!! My favorite Hanukkah treat hands down! Jewish cooking is right up there with soul food in my household and I'm excited to start sharing with you all some of my favorite Jewish family recipes. This potato latkes recipe is how my family prefers it, full of flavor!! Feel free to adjust this recipe to fit your families preference.
Ingredients
  Red potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs), peeled, grated
  Green onion 6 , chopped finely
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Seasoning salt/Regular salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Eggs 1 Medium, lightly beaten
  All purpose flour 4 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil/Peanut oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Shred the potatoes in 3 different ways like long shreds short shreds and grated.
2. Put in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the juices and dry them as much as possible.
3. Transfer into a bowl. Set aside.

MAKING
4. To the bowl with potatoes, add green onions, garlic, seasoning salt, black pepper and egg. Stir well to mix them till combined.
5. Add the flour little at a time and mix to incorporate. Test by making a patty. If it hold shape then it is the right consistency.
6. In a shallow skillet, pour oil to about an inch. Heat on medium heat till very hot.
7. Make patties from the batter. Place it in a large spoon and press to release any extra juice if present. Do not make thick patties.
8. Carefully put the patties in the hot oil and fry them till golden brown on both the sides.
9. Transfer them onto paper towels to drain off excess oil.

SERVING
10. In a serving plate, serve the latkes with choice of main dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Jewish
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Shallow Frying
Dish: 
Pancake
Occasion: 
Hanukkah
Ingredient: 
Potato
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8
These delicious potato pancakes are a highlight of Hanukkah get-togethers. Here is a recipe for traditional Jewish latkes. This method will give you seriously crispy potato pancakes with creamy insides. These Potato Latkes only take a few minutes to prepare and really complete your Hanukkah Holiday.

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