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Potato Latkes Recipe

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Added: Monday, August 4, 2008



6 Medium Potatoes
3 TBSP flour, matzo meal or
bread crumbs
1 small onion (I donít use onion, but the recipe calls for it, so itís up to you!)
1 tsp salt (Kosher salt, if possible)
1 egg
Ĺ tsp baking powder


Wash, pare & grate raw potatoes. Strain as dry as possible.

Grate onion (if you want one in this mix)

In bowl, mix onion, salt & egg. Beat well.
Mix remaining ingredients & beat into the grated potatoes, mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls into hot fat that is about Ĺ-1Ē deep. Brown on both
sides. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with applesauce, soured cream, whatever you like.

Note: I donít have a food processor or grater, I blend small amounts of
potato & water in my blender until it looks right and then drain them all.
Itís a good idea to press extra water out with a soft dish towel. I do the
same with the onion.

Donít blend too far in advance as potatoes turn color if they sit in the air too long.




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