How to make potato latkes

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houston – Houston Catering Concepts shared their recipe for a simple way to make potato latkes.  See the recipe below!


1.5lb Russet potatoes, peeled

8 oz white onion

2 large eggs, beaten

¾ cup matzo meal

1 tbsp kosher salt

Canola oil for frying


1. Using the grating attachment on a food processor, or using the medium holes on box grater, grate potatoes. In a separate bowl do the same with the onion. Transfer the grated vegetables to a large bowl.

2. Squeeze out as much liquid from the potatoes and onions as possible over a bowl. Repeat this until all the shreds are dry.

3. Once the liquid is gone, there should be some paste-like potato starch at the bottom of the bowl. Keep the potato starch.

4. In a large bowl, toss together the reserved potato starch, salt and the dried, shredded vegetables. Add the egg and matzo meal, alternating adding a bit of each at a time, until you are able to form the latkes into patties.

5. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat about 1/4″ oil until shimmering.

6. Form as many latkes that will fit into your skillet without overcrowding and add to the oil. Fry until crispy and golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then sprinkle with a bit more salt. Repeat with the remaining latke batter.

7. Serve with applesauce, and sour cream.

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