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  • New! – Chicagoboyz Christmas Latkes

    Posted by Jonathan on December 24th, 2012 (All posts by )



    -Grate a couple of potatoes.

    -Chop some onion.

    -Mix potato and onion in a bowl with egg, salt and pepper.

    -Fry, making sure to flatten the latkes for quick and even cooking.



    7 Responses to “New! – Chicagoboyz Christmas Latkes”

    1. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Mmmmm, latkes!
      Does help to squeeze out the extra juice draining from the potatoes, though.

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Sgt Mom: exactly right.

      Salt the potatoes after they are grated. Let them sit for a few minutes.

      Put them in a cloth and squeeze out the liquid.

      Let the liquid settle and pour off the water. The white stuff at the bottom is potato starch. Put the potato starch in the mix.

    3. Roz Harbin Says:

      Gosh! I am adding this to latke recipes started by Uncle Tony Wysocki – the finest Merchant Marine that eveh sailed!

    4. Roz Harbin Says:

      Forgine my overenthusiam – CHEESECLOTH!

    5. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Roz: Yes, you can use cheesecloth. But, I use an old non fuzzy kitchen towel. The potato juice washes right out.

    6. PenGun Says:

      If you do not wash the grated potatoes thoroughly you will get Lithuanian style potato pancakes. I used to hate the ones my ex made.

      After I found out the massive difference washing out the sludge made I make light crispy latkes quite often.

    7. Jonathan Says:

      I just made a batch for which I salted the grated potatoes and let them drain in a colander. Then I rinsed them, squeezed them dry and mixed them with onion and egg. I fried them using a few teaspoons of cooking oil rather than olive oil spray. This was the best batch so far.