Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

Potato latkes with fresh sour cream and homemade apple sauce brings back wonderful childhood memories!

Potato Latkes shown with homemade apple sauce. As soon as I "prefect" my apple sauce recipe, I'll post it here ;-)

Potato Latkes shown with homemade apple sauce. As soon as I “prefect” my apple sauce recipe, I’ll post it here 😉

 

Ingredients 

2 lbs butter/yellow potatoes, peeled

3/4 cup chopped scallions

3 large eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons all purpose flour OR matzo meal

1.5 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

vegetable oil for frying

For breakfast, I top potato latkes with maple syrup and serve with apple sauce. When preparing latkes for dinner, I serve with pork (shown here: center cut pork chops in homemade apple chutney), southern style green beans, and apple sauce.

For breakfast, I top potato latkes with maple syrup and serve with apple sauce. When preparing latkes for dinner, I serve with pork (shown here: center cut pork chops in homemade apple chutney), southern style green beans, and apple sauce.

Directions

In a food processor, using the medium/large shred option, shred potatoes. Place shredded potatoes in large bowl. Cover shredded potatoes with cold water. Allow potatoes to sit for at least five minutes.

Shredded potatoes added to water.

Shredded potatoes added to water.

Pour shredded potatoes into a colander to drain starchy water off.

By the cup full, place shredded potatoes onto thin kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels. Squeeze potatoes in towel to release remaining liquid. Transfer “dry” potatoes into another large bowl. Repeat until all potatoes are “dry”.

To shredded potatoes add all remaining ingredients except for vegetable oil. Mix potato mixture thoroughly.

Scallions

 

Potato Latke Mixture

In large pan/skillet bring vegetable oil to medium high temperature (hot not smokey). Spoon potato mixture into the pan/skillet making 4 latkes per batch (about 4 tablespoons per latke). Flatten latkes using back of spoon. Fry until slightly golden brown on one side (approximately 4 minutes). Flip/turn latkes over and fry an additional 4-5 minutes.

Frying potato latkes

Fried Potato Latkes

Transfer to paper towel lined baking sheet.

Add more oil to pan/skillet as needed.

Keep latkes warm in oven on low heat until ready to serve.

Serve with sour cream and chunky apple sauce; top with syrup when eating for breakfast. I typically also serve with thin pork chops.

Potato Latkes are shown here with center cut pork chops in apple chutney

Potato Latkes are shown here with center cut pork chops in apple chutney

 

 

 

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