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🥔 Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
36 10 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🥔 2 large Russet potatoes
  • 🧅 1 large onion
  • 🥚 2 eggs
  • 🌾 0.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 🧂 2 tsp salt
  • 💨 1 tsp baking powder
  • 🧂 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 🛢 some neutral oil
  • 🧂 some salt

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 food processor
  • 1 dishtowel
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 heavy-bottomed pan
  • 1 spatula

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Using a food processor with a coarse grating disc, grate the Russet potatoes and onion. Transfer the mixture to a clean dishtowel and squeeze and wring out as much of the liquid as possible.

Step 2

Working quickly, transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the eggs, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder and pepper, and mix until the flour is absorbed.

Step 3

In a medium heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, pour in about 1/4 inch of the neutral oil. Once the oil is hot (a drop of batter placed in the pan should sizzle), use a heaping tablespoon to drop the batter into the hot pan, cooking in batches.

Step 4

Use a spatula to flatten and shape the drops into discs.

Step 5

When the edges of the latkes are brown and crispy, about 5 minutes, flip.

Step 6

Cook until the second side is deeply browned, about another 5 minutes. Transfer the latkes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and sprinkle with salt while still warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.

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