Potato Latkes

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Dec. 21, 2010

Ingredients

Baking potatoes 2 1/2 Pound
Onions 2 Small , quartered
Eggs 3
All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon (For Cooking)
Sour cream/Applesauce 1 Tablespoon

Directions

Peel potatoes.

By hand, or in food processor using shredder blade, alternately shred onion quarters and potatoes.

Transfer to colander.

With hands, squeeze out as much moisture as possible, discarding liquid.

Transfer to large bowl.

Mix in eggs, flour, salt and pepper; let stand for 5 minutes.

Pour off any liquid.

In large skillet, heat 1/4 inch (5 mm) oil over high heat until hot but not smoking.

Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) mixture per latke, leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) between each; flatten slightly with back of spoon.

Fry for 3 minutes or until well browned and crisp around edges.

With slotted spatula, turn and fry for 2 to 3 minutes longer or until crisp and golden brown.

Transfer to paper towels; drain well.

Repeat with remaining mixture, removing any cooked bits from skillet and adding more oil as necessary.

(Latkes can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

Partially thaw and reheat in 450°F/230°C oven for 5 to 8 minutes.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1668Calories from Fat 439

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.9%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1753 mg73.04%

Total Carbohydrates 264 g88%

Dietary Fiber 20 g80%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 51 g102%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet