Potato Leek Latkes

Since the last day of Hanukkah starts this evening

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You should make some latkes if you haven't already (and if you have you should make these anyways)

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You will need:
  • high-heat oil for frying (what it's all about)
  • 4 cups shredded or grated potato (I'm coming to hate my mandolin much less)
  • 1 leek
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1tsp salt (koshering)
  • .5 tsp ground pepper
  1. grate your potatoes and squeeze out as much liquid as you can
  2. slice the light parts of one leek into very thin half moons
  3. beat eggs in a small bowl
  4. combine all ingredients except eggs in a large bowl (tossing after each Tbsp of flour)
  5. add beaten eggs and mix thoroughly
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  1. heat a few Tbsp of oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat
  2. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. once oil is hot hot hot add heaping tablespoons of latke mixture (I fit 3 in a 12-inch pan)
  4. brown on each side (2 minutes a side or so) and transfer to a foil lined baking sheet
  5. add more oil between batches as necessary
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  1. bake latkes 25 minutes at 350 degrees
  2. after baking move latkes to a paper-towel lined plate
  3. keep browning second batch while the fist batch bakes
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  1. right after the last batch is done serve with sour cream and applesauce (and a big salad)
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This made 21 latkes


Becky said...

I love latkes... hmm I wonder if I could make these. I'm just less motivated to cook involved things in the summer. That and the baby-flu.

aeMalkin said...

It's funny being in different seasons. I was thinking how great your fridge-pickles looked, then realized I won't see a cucumber for five months and all I crave in the winter is soup.
If you make them let me know how it works out (and sits w/the baby-flu.)