NANCYS POTATO LATKES --Hand Shredded

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

This is my take on a very popular Jewish Latke recipe, of which there are hundreds to be found, and I have tried many... more than I care to count!
Every family has a favorite recipe.I tweaked and tweaked and came up with this, my favorite recipe. Mine are shredded into a bowl of cold water..
These turn out to be crispy, crunchy,and delicious!
To die for...LOL
Nancy...12/16/12


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Serves:

Family & guests

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

2to-2-1/2 lb
baking potatoes.......like idahos, etc.
1 medium
sweet onion
1/3 c
dried parsley........i dry my own
2 large
eggs.........beaten
salt & pepper .....to taste
veggie oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel the potatoes, quarter and put in a bowl of cold water.
Hand grate potatoes right into the cold water.P
Peel and quarter the onion, ang grate into the bowl with the potatoes.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
2
Strain the potatoes & onion with the water,slowely so as to not disturb...the potato sediment in the bottom of the bowl! into a colander..set on a wire rack over another clean bowl.
Save this sediment (potato starch) for later!
3
Then on top of the rack,
place a clean linen towel.
4
Dump the strained colander of potatoes onto the towel...twist and squeeze to remove all the water from potatoes. Squeeze some more times...try to extract all the moisture from the potatoes
5
Into the bowl of beaten eggs add salt and pepper, parsley and the potato sediment.
Then mix in the squizzes potato shreds to bowl with the eggs.
Heat a skillet with the oil.
Put a spoon full of potatoes into the hot oil,flattenthe potate with a spatuls...fry for a few minutes, turn and fry the other side. 3-4 minutes.
Drain on paper towels..
Then put on a wire rack to cool, or serve immediately.
I usually make a larger batch...flash freeze the put in plastic bags and back into the freezer.
Later they can be crisped up in a 350 F oven.
Great served with applesauce,and or sour cream.

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