I am currently working on a "Top Five" project. Potato Pancakes (Latkes) have a very warm spot in my heart. I now make them every Christmas morning. I was introduced to them during my New York time (Everyone should live in NYC at least once in their life). So, i feel very cosmopolitan when I eat these.
They are very easy. But in fairness, before I started making these using my food processor (the grating blade wheel), I lost a lot of knuckle skin when I was using a box grater. But now with the magic of modern appliances, easy as can be.
- 2 Cups grated Russet potatoes
- 1 cup grated Sweet Onion
- 2 TBS grated Ginger Root
- 3 eggs
- Combine 3 TBS all-purpose flour
- 2 TBS Not Your Grandmother's Herbes de Provence (My savory herb mix which contains garlic and lemon peel)
- Add the flour/spices to the potato mixture and mix well
or more hot fat (when I can, Bacon Fat, but usually Canola Oil. Turn and brown the second side until crisp. These are
usually served hot with:
Sour Cream and/or Applesauce
They are best, like all pancakes, served hot out of the pan. If you must
hold them until all the batter is cooked, place them on a rack above a
baking sheet in a 200 oven. Then serve them all at once after draining
I've even been known to enjoy these for Dinner! But they deserve a spot in my top five breakfast!