Having latkes for breakfast on Christmas morning has been a tradition
in our family since our kids were very small. I don’t know why we started
it but we did and it is now what we do every year.
Latkes are traditionally a Jewish food eaten at Hanukkah. I think this is where
our tradition started as a shout-out to our Jewish friends. Whatever the
reason, there are different ways to make latkes and this is the one
we like the best.
What You Will Need:
2 lbs Russet Potatoes (about 4, 6-inch pots)
1 Onion (Minced)
¼ c. Potato Starch (flour)
½ tsp. Granulated Garlic
¼ tsp. Salt (more to taste)
What You Do:
1. Peel and shred the potatoes with your cheese grater. Use the big holes.
2. Using a kitchen towel, squeeze all the water out of the shredded potatoes.
3. Microwave for 30 sec., stir, then 30 sec. more.
4. Combine Potatoes, Onion, Starch, Eggs and seasonings in a bowl.
5. Heat 1/-inch of Oil in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan. (cast iron, for example)
6. Make sure the oil is hot but not smoking! (about 7 on electric stoves)
7. Scoop ¼ – 1/3 cup of mixture to oil and flatten with fork.
8. Cook on each side until crispy. (3 – 4 min. each side)
9. Drain and serve with applesauce.