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Recipe Name: Elaine's Potato Latkes Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
Base: Vegetables Comments:
Course: Side Dish  
Difficulty:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 1/2 Pound(s) Idaho's, or Russet potatoes
don't bother to peel
1 Onion, quartered
2 Eggs
1/4 Cup(s) Matzo meal
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Fresh grated black pepper
Oil, for frying
Applesauce, homemade is best
Directions:
If you are not peeling the potatoes, it is important to SCRUB themwell;
with a veggie brush or a scotch brite pad. Place the onions and the
eggs in a Food Processor. ZAP the mixture afew times until the onion is
diced into crunchy bits, OR gone (Papaprefers it that GONE way). Pour
the contents of the Food Processor bowlinto a large bowl for mixing.
Cut the potatoes lengthwise to fit in the FP feed tube. I use themedium
grating blade and shred the potatoes. (Of course you can alwaysuse the
old fashioned reib eissen method which draws blood, OY) When the
potatoes are shredded put them in a colander over the sinkand squeeze.
Let the mixture drip for a few minutes. Pour the contents of the
colander into the bowl with the onion andegg mixture. Add the matzo
meal, and salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron skillet, pour in 1/4"
of the oil. Over high heatget the oil VERY HOT. Use a 1/4 cup measure
or a long-handled servingspoon, start spooning the batter into the
SKILLET. Flatten each with ametal spatula to a diameter of 3" to 4".
Cook the latkes until golden brown on one side. Then turn over andfry
them some more. When crispy on the outside and moist inside, about5
minutes per side, remove and place on several thickness of papertowels
or old supermarket bags (of course they should be clean). Keepdoing
this until you run out of batter. Serve the latkes immediately WITH
APPLESAUCE or lately my applebutter.NOTE: I can't make these fast
enough. The children wait all year for abite, <g>! I only make them
on Pesach and Chanukah.SOURCE: A Jewish Mother's Cookbook; Author,
Elaine Radis; published ondisk by ONE COMMAND SOFTWARE, 1995.From the
MM database of Judi M. Phelps. jphelps@shell.portal.com
orjphelps@best.comFrom Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at
www.synapse.com/~gemini

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 51
Calories From Fat: 22
Total Fat: 2.4g
Cholesterol: 93mg
Sodium: 618.4mg
Potassium: 91.1mg
Carbohydrates: 3.8g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: 1.7g
Protein: 3.6g


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