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nancys potato latkes --hand shredded

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For nancys potato latkes --hand shredded

  • 2to-2-1/2 lb
    baking idahos, etc.
  • 1 md
    sweet onion
  • 1/3 c
    dried parsley........i dry my own
  • 2 lg
  • salt & pepper taste
  • veggie oil for frying

How To Make nancys potato latkes --hand shredded

  • 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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