Classic Potato Latkes

Classic Potato Latkes Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Classic Potato Latkes Image

Crispy, lacy potato latkes are a staple at many holiday tables. Depending on your tradition, use matzo meal or all-purpose flour, and kosher salt or table salt.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 lbs baking potatoes (about 5)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup matzo meal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying

Method

Peel potatoes. Peel and quarter onion, leaving root end intact. Alternating potatoes and onion, coarsely grate into large colander; squeeze or press out as much liquid as possible. Transfer to large bowl; stir in egg, matzo meal, salt and pepper.

In large skillet, heat enough oil to come about 1/2 inch (1 cm) up side of pan over medium heat. For each latke, spoon 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into oil, pressing lightly with fork to flatten and leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) between latkes.

Cook, turning once, until golden brown and edges are crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towel–lined baking sheet. (Make-ahead: Transfer to rack and cover with paper towel; let cool. Set aside for up to 2 hours. Remove paper; place rack on baking sheet. Bake in 350?F/180?C oven until heated though, 10 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 106 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 183.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 487 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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