Bubbe's Potato Latkes

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Dec. 27, 2010

Ingredients

Applesauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Homemade)
Baking potatoes 2 1/2 Pound , peeled (4 Large Size)
Onion 1 Medium
Egg 1 Large
All purpose flour/Matzoh meal 2 Tablespoon
Minced fresh parsley/Dill 1 Tablespoon
Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Vegetable oil 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)

Directions

1. Prepare Homemade Applesauce; cover and refrigerate until serving time.

2. Finely shred potatoes and onion into colander. With hands, squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Place potato mixture in medium bowl; stir in egg, flour, parsley, lemon juice, baking powder, salt, and pepper until well mixed.

3. Preheat oven to 250°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Drop potato mixture by scant 1/4 cups into hot oil to make 5 latkes. With back of large spoon, flatten each latke into 3-inch round. Cook until underside is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. With slotted spatula, turn latkes and cook until second side is golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes longer. With spatula, transfer latkes to paper towel-lined cookie sheet to drain; keep warm in oven.

4. Repeat with remaining potato mixture, stirring potato mixture before frying each batch and using 3 tablespoons more oil for each new batch. Serve hot with Homemade Applesauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2714Calories from Fat 1518

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 172 g264.6%

Saturated Fat 23 g115%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1313 mg54.71%

Total Carbohydrates 272 g90.7%

Dietary Fiber 21 g84%

Sugars 34 g

Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet