HOME      KATE'S GLOBAL KITCHEN       SEARCH      COOKBOOK PROFILES    I LOVE DESSERTS      GLOBAL DESTINATIONS     SHOPPING     CONTACT


Recipe

 

Potato Pancakes or Latkes

Servings: 10 pieces
Preparation Time: 0:45

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled (18 oz unpeeled)
  • 1 medium onions, peeled (4 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic small
  • 2 eggs large
  • 2 tbl parsley chopped
  • 1 tbl chicken fat melted—optional
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal, medium
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil to fry

Preparation

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes, onion and garlic. I chop the potatoes with the onion and garlic and grate in a blender. This quantity will give 2 batches in a blender, do one fine and one coarse. Fill the blender 1/2 full of water, grate half the potatoes and onions, strain dry, but save the drained water to use in the blender for the second batch. Press the grated potato and onion to get out as much water as you can. Or you can, as my grandmother did, use a hand grater. If you do, watch your fingers.
  2. Add the eggs and beat in till well blended.
  3. Add the chopped parsley. If you are planning to serve the potato pancakes with a pot roast or such, add a tablespoon of melted chicken fat for flavor. (The combination of garlic, parsley and chicken fat is a great flavor enhancer.) You can taste the raw mixture (I do, but you may not care for it) or just add a teaspoon or two of salt and a pinch of black pepper, and then taste the sample pancake.
  4. Add enough matzo meal to bind. The mixture should hold its shape in a spoon when tapped against the side of the bowl.
  5. Fry a small sample pancake in 1/4 inch of 375-400 degree F oil. Peanut oil tastes especially good to me for this. When one side is done, flip it over, using a slotted spatula and a fork. When both sides are crisp and brown remove it to a tray with absorbent paper towels. Adjust the seasoning based on the sample. Fry subsequent pancakes lighter than you want them to be served. You can do the whole batch (makes 10 pieces medium size) and then finish them all at once at serving time. They can also be finished in a hot oven or a deep fryer. Be sure to blot them well. These can be done ahead, and held for a few hours, unrefrigerated, and served in the evening as part of the dinner meal, or as a Hanukkah treat.

These make nice hors d'oeuvres when made in tablespoon size.

Serve with apple sauce and/or sourcream.

At Hanukkah, it is the custom to serve things fried in oil, and dairy foods, especially cheese, as a remembrance.

 

Steve's #22 Recipes:

Sweet Potato Latkes
Cheese Latkes Judith
Schmaltz (rendering Chicken or Goose fat)
Crepes (for the "en aumoniere")
Fresh Apple Sauce
Roesti Potato Pancakes
Vegetarian Potato Cutlets (Mom's end of the month recipe)
Pommes Duchesse
Baked Apples (Dad's recipe handed down to me)
Holiday eGGnog
 

©1996, Steve K. Holzinger. All rights reserved.

 
Kitchen Gypsy

This page originally published as part of the electronic Gourmet Guide between 1994 and 1998. Modified August 2007

Copyright © 1995, 2007, Forkmedia LLC. All rights reserved.

Arrow to Top

The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page

 

Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese &
Lunar New Year

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share

 

Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

 
Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Departments

Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine
Shopping

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Archives
Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions
Search

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Advertising
   Feedback
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Saltie
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks

 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.

Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC

 

 


cat toys Catnip Toys
 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.