Latkes is the kind of thing that either you have a great recipe or you don't....so this is for all those of you who don't have a great recipe, never tried making latkes before, or never heard of latkes before. Or all three!
10 medium potatoes, peeled
1 large onion
1/4 cup flour
1-2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
Shred the potatoes and onions, if you have a food processor, now's the time to use it! Add eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well. Heat about a half an inch of oil in a large skillet. I recently learned that the trick to amazing latkes is in the temperature of the oil. I tested it out last week, and wow, it really worked! The oil must be very hot in order for the latkes to be crispy on the outside,and tender on the inside. You can tell when the oil is ready when it appears to be shimmering or jiggling ( depends on your point of view on life ☺ ) Spoon a heaping spoonful of batter into the pan and fry 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. If the latke doesn't sizzle right away, the oil is not hot enough. Drain on paper towels, and serve with sour cream or applesauce.
*Stay tuned for a delicious donut recipe coming your way....Happy Chanukah!