Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Potato Latkes (Pancakes)... What Could Be Better?

Since I've had this whole ongoing love affair with potatoes roughly since birth, I thought I'd share this lovely recipe for potato latkes (pancakes) with you today. Yes, it's true that I've been missing in action for like 5 months, but I'm back, so get over it. Now, let's get on with the recipe.



4 medium (about 8 oz.)  Idaho potatoes, peeled and grated

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 - 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup grated yellow onion

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives

1/4 cup vegetable oil


1. Mix first 7 ingredients, adding more flour if batter is too thin.

2. Drop large spoonfuls into pre-heated vegetable oil, about 3 per batch. Flatten out with spoon as quickly as possible.

3. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium high heat or until golden brown.

4. Remove from pan and place on paper towels in warm oven.

5. Repeat until batter is gone.

6. Serve with dollop of sour cream on top, sprinkled with chopped fresh chives, or your favorite dipping sauce.