Recipe by Lindsay
"Latkes (potato pancakes) are a must have at Hanukkah, but really are wonderful any time of year! This is my mother's recipe, which is honestly the best lakte I've had. I usually end up having to make a second batch because they disappear so quickly. I've tried other recipes and always return to these. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce."
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saltine crackers, or as needed, crushed
ground black pepper
vegetable oil, or as needed
Thanks for a great recipe, Lindsay. We enjoyed these very much. I took your advice and used tongs to grab the potatoes without a lot of liquid. Note: I peel russet potatoes and place in cold water in a salad spinner. Then use the food processor to grate the potatoes. The grated potatoes go back into the cold water in the salad spinner. Triple rinse the potatoes until the water is no longer starchy. Spin dry, shake and spin again.
Awesome! I topped mine with grape/apple relish. Make sure to squeeze out the excess liquid from the potatoes.
This is my recipe. I wanted to let folks know that before you put the potato mixture in the pan, take the scoop and make sure to drain the liquid out by holding the spoonful of potato against the side if the bowl. Also we usually crush the saltines in a Baggie, saves on mess. The saltines act as a binder. Hope you love these as much as we do. My favorite way to eat them is with sour cream. The don't reheat well in microwave (in my experience) but do reheat fairly well in a toaster oven.
This was great! I loved the salad spinner tip, I'm sure that is what made these so good. I don't have a lot of practice making potato cakes, and these were easy to work with and just delicious. Thank you Lindsay!
Just made it today; easy and delicious. I used EVOO and they were perfect.
My wife who is Thai (Thais generally are not wild about western food), just loved it.
These are a great treat for the Potato Latke lover…I liked the simplicity of the recipe and really appreciated the advice to make sure and drain the excess liquid from the potatoes…. We had these with sour cream and my daughter topped hers with a spicy cranberry chutney… Thank you Lindsay for a lovely recipe.
Super yummy delicious, and oh so easy. I chop the onion then shred up the potato on top of it all in the food processor. Then, just dump it out into a bowl and add the rest. I use matzoh ball mix instead of plain flour.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Potato Latkes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 273
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