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Potato Latkes Recipe

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Lois Ball
Added: Monday, May 29, 2006


3 T. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 medium onion, grated
1 large egg, beaten
4 medium baking potatoes (about 2 1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
About 1/2 c. vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 250. Line large cookie sheet with several layers of paper towels.
2. In large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, pepper, onion, and egg.
3. In food processor with knife blade attached, proccess potatoes until finely chopped. Transfer potatoes to colander in sink and drain well. Stir potatoes into onion mixture in bowl until blended.
4. In nonstick 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. With large serving spoon, drop about 1/4 c potato mixture into skillet; flatten into 4" by 3" oval. Repeat to make 3 more latkes.
5. Cook latkes 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on both sides, turning over once. (Reduce heat if latkes are browning too quickly.) With slotted spatula, transfer latkes to lined cookie sheet to drain. Top with layer of paper towles, then cover loosely with foil. Keep latkes warm in oven.
6. Repeat with remaining potato mixture, stirring mixture each time before frying and adding more oil to skillet as needed. Serve latkes with applesauce.




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