"These latkes are so light and fluffy that they melt in your mouth. These are great served with applesauce and sour cream." — Diana Swenson-Siegel
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Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and shredded
These are not latkes. They are called chremslech. The difference is simple: latkes are always made with raw potatoes, chremslach with boiled potatoes. All that aside, the chremslech are better yet if you brown the onions prior to adding to mashed mixture. Use lots of ground pepper as a seasoning. You can also add a crushed garlic clove to the oil and remove it before it browns too much.
Mine did not turn out light and fluffy. And the taste wasn't that great either. I was disappointed. I t could have been the recipe or the cook...i don't know...try 4 yourself.
I have just tried this recipe for latkes, it is wonderful. The only difference for me is to shred the potatoes and not cook them first.
I also add a couple of cloves of garlic to the mix.
We LOVED this recipe. It was delicious. The latkes were fluffy, tasty and easy to make. This has become a Hanukkah staple in our house.
Wish I could give it 10 stars...they reminded me of the kind my Bobie use to make from scratch when I was a kid. I live in an area where I can't buy the "box" mix for potato latkes (which is what I usually do if my kids come to visit and bring them to me) and have been looking for a good recipe. This is it. I did change one thing though. I used Idaho potatoes and didn't shred any Yukon’s. Just used all the Idaho’s and mashed them up after I boiled them...so, so, good!!!
My husband is Jewish and I am Italian. He was so impressed with these latkes and feels they were the best he has ever tasted in all of his year eating latkes! Quick and easy, especially with the food processor.
These were great. I spent lots of time last Chanukkah (our first observance of the festival) looking through latke recipes. The matzah meal really makes the difference. These went very quickly at home and at oneg.
The latkes were tasty & will be my new favorite Hannuka recipe. They even freeze quite well, without too much loss in flavor!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato Latkes II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 142
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