Yummy Latkes

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Since it's Chanukah, I made latkes for supper - they are *so* easy and yummy!

My guide is that one potato will serve two people - so this recipe is based on four people/servings:

2 regular-size baking potatoes (I leave the skin on when grating)
1 medium yellow onion
2 eggs
4 tbsp. flour
salt and pepper
olive oil for pan

First, I grate the potatoes in my Cuisinart, then grate the onion:

In a large mixing bowl, I add to the potato/onion mixture the two eggs and flour. I stir that up really well, then add olive oil to a skillet to get that started (when I do this for a party, I use two skillets plus an electric skillet, then set the ones that are done on a paper-towel-covered cookie sheet in a 225* oven to keep them warm until all the latkes are cooked). The skillet should be put on a medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot - it must be hot - I just lift out of the bowl a large spoonful-size amount and gently add to the skillet.

One of the secrets to really great latkes is to make a nice mound in the middle of each latke (so they are nice and potato-y when you bite into the center), but to also have potato strings on the edges (so they have that great crispy bite).

I salt and pepper both sides pretty generously. After just two or three minutes when they have a nice golden color on the bottom - I peek underneath them with a spatula first - I flip them, then let them cook until they're a nice color on the other side:

I have a paper towel-lined plate ready for them:

While I was busy making broccoli salad and the latkes, Av fixed our steaks, which turned out great! I think this steak was big enough for both of us, though!

Yum! Happy Chanukah!

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