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Jack's Latkes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Powell

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 baking potatoes
1 sweet onion
2 tbsp of flour
1/4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
oil for frying

Directions:
Directions:
in a fairly large bowl, peel and grate the potatoes and onion. Using your hands, wring all the water out of the mixture by grabbing and squeezing over a sink. Jack likes to then put drier mixture into a new bowl. Then add all remaining ingredients and mix. In a 12" frying pan, heat enough oil to have about 1/8" of oil across pan. Heat should be medium-high. When oil is hot but not smoking, add a mound of the potatoes, about the size/volume of a golf ball, and place in oil and smoosh slightly down. Middle of latke will be about a half inch and edges will be lacy. Cook until you see the edges browning and flip over. First side should be golden brown. Cook for another couple of minutes and flip again. Jack cooks three at a time. When done, transfer to a cookie sheet lined with paper towels so grease can drain. If you are making ahead of time, preheat the oven to 250 and you can keep them warm in the oven.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-15
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes tops
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Jack got it in his head to make these on a summer day in 2010 and would not be dissuaded. He resourcefully found a recipe and video on youtube and made them with very little help from me! They got rave reviews and were made three times in the first week, hence warranting a position in the cookbook. In later iterations he experimented with garlic powder to good effect.

 

 

 

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