Ready Steady Latkes
To make your own Latkes you will need:-
2 lb Potatoes
1 Medium Onion
1 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Tablespoons Matza Meal
Oil for Frying
Peel the potatoes and onions. Pass them through the funnel of food processor, or grate by hand.
Place the grated mixture in a colander or sieve to drain any liquid. It is important that the mixture is not wet, as the Latke will not bind, and become spiky when fried.
Whilst this is draining, heat your oil either in a shallow frying pan or a deep fat fryer.
Place the drained mixture in a bowl and mix in the beaten egg, salt and matza meal.
This mixture is now ready to fry in small balls.
In a shallow pan this would take about 2 minutes on either side. To deep fry, this should take about 3 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper and eat as soon as possible.
These are lovely eaten on their own, or with meals like salt beef or viennas. In America, people eat them with apple sauce and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. They are also lovely with sour cream and chive dip, or creme fresh and smoked salmon.