Milwaukee Potato Pancakes (latkes) Recipe

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Milwaukee Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

Dianne Ward


I was born in Milwaukee and my mother was of German/Czech heritage so my fondest memories are of things like this.

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6 large
russet potatoes, peeled
1 small
salt and pepper to taste, (i am a bit generous with the pepper)
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
good quality vegetable oil for frying
for serving:
sour cream
apple sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Either by hand or with a food processor grate or finely shred the potatoes. I Usually use about 1/2 grated and 1/2 finely shredded. The resulting potatoes should be a lot finer than hash browns. Now, very important...Squeeze as much liquid out of the potatoes as you can. Either by hand or by twisting them in a clean dish towel. Grate the onion. Add the eggs, salt and pepper, and flour. Stir to blend well.
Heat the oil to a medium frying temperature. A little bacon drippings added can't hurt.
Put the potato mixture into the oil by heaping tablespoons full. Flatten the potatoes with a pancake turner. Fry until golden brown on the bottom. Flip them over and fry the other side.
Drain on paper towels. Serve them immediately with applesauce or sour cream on top or on the side. (It's a dunking kind of
While this recipe is actually based in Jewish cooking it's even better with pork than beef.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes