Tested till perfect Mini Potato Zucchini Latkes

Mini Potato Zucchini Latkes

Serve these little bites warm or at room temperature with a dollop of sour cream or Chunky Applesauce (see recipe link below). These are at their best when made the same day but, if you prefer, they reheat well.

By Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Special Issue: Holiday Best 2009

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 38 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 2small zucchinizucchinis, (about 8 oz/250 g total)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 3 3Yukon Gold potatoYukon Gold potatoes, peeled (about 1 lb/500 g total)
  • 1/2 1/2oniononions, grated
  • 1 1eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspall-purpose flour
  • 4 cups 4cupsvegetable oil, for frying (approx)
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Preparation

With food processor or grater, coarsely grate zucchini. Transfer to colander and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt ; let stand for 30 minutes. Using tea towel or potato ricer, squeeze out liquid. Transfer to large bowl.

Coarsely grate potatoes. Using tea towel or potato ricer, squeeze out liquid; add to zucchini.

With fork, stir in onion, egg, flour and remaining salt to combine.

In large skillet, heat enough vegetable oil to cover bottom of pan over medium-high heat. Add rounded 1 tbsp (15 mL) potato mixture per latke, leaving at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between each; flatten slightly.

Cook latkes, in batches, adding more oil as needed and turning halfway through, until golden and edges are crisp, about 5 minutes.

Drain latkes on paper towel-lined racks. (Make-ahead: Remove paper. Let stand for up to 4 hours or cover and refrigerate on rack for up to 24 hours. Reheat on rack on baking sheet in 425°F/220°C oven, 6 to 8 minutes.)

Additional information : Serve with: Chunky Applesauce

Cost: $4.24, or $0.11 per piece
Splurge: Top latkes with sour cream and a bit of smoked salmon or North American-farmed caviar, such as sturgeon, salmon or paddlefish.

Nutritional Information per piece:

cal 36 pro 0 total fat 2g sat. fat 0
carb 4g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 16mg
potassium 60mg

% RDI:

iron 1 vit A 1 vit C 2 folate 2
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