Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"
Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"

Potatoe Latkes

Potatoe pancakes - great for Chanukah, and all year round!

Potatoe Latkes with Apple Sauce and Crème Fraiche

Ingredients (makes 12 pancakes):

  • 8 medium peeled potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 cup melted butter
  • Add salt and pepper (to taste)

 

Garnish:

  • Crème Fraiche and / or Apple Sauce
  • Olive or Peanut Oil (for frying)

 

Directions:

  • Grate the potatoes and onions using a large-hole grater (this is where a food blender comes in VERY handy).
  • To add a little “zing” and freshness, you can splash the grated potato with lemon juice and then squeeze out the excess water.
  • Mix the flour, milk, egg, and baking powder then add to the grated potatoes.
  • Add in the melted butter.
  • Heat some oil (olive or peanut oil is good) in a skillet or deep frying pan and fry until golden on one side – then just flip and cook the same way on the other side.

 

Note:

For a "kosher" Passover, omit the baking powder and replace the flour with matzo meal (matzos ground into flour) – this will make a slightly more dense latke, but just as good.

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