Potato latkes

    40 min

    These classic potato pancakes are a Hanukkah tradition, though they make great fare any time of year. Serve with apple sauce, or soured cream and chopped spring onion.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 300g peeled and grated potatoes
    • 1 tablespoon grated onion
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 125ml groundnut oil

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the potatoes in muslin or a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
    3. In a large heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form .5cm to 1cm thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on kitchen roll. Serve hot!

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    Rather disappointing, far too much egg an not enough potatoes. Also quite salty even though I only put one tsp in. Maybe better with heaped tbsp for the flour?  -  10 Dec 2015


     -  08 Feb 2011


    Lovely  -  08 Feb 2011