Potato Latkes
Servings Prep Time
40latkes 20minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
40latkes 20minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Place in a colander for 15 minutes to drain. Squeeze the grated potato with your hands to remove any liquid. Wrap and then wring in a tea towel (dish towel) or paper tower to remove any residudal liquid.
  2. Tip the potato into a large bowl. Add the eggs and flour, if using, then season generously with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Add enough oil to a large frying pan to reach a depth of about 5 mm – 1 cm (1/4 – 1/2 inch). When the oil is hot, carefully add teaspoons of the potato mixture to make small round potato cakes. Flatten them slightly. Fry the latkes over medium heat for a few minutes on each side until deep golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Serve hot or at room temperature with salmon pastrami and horseradish creme fraiche.