Mexi-Latkes

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Ingredients

  • potatoes, peeled and grated
  • egg, beaten
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons  cilantro, finely chopped, divided
  • onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon  epazote, or dried oregano
  • 2 Cups  vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 Cup  sour cream
  •  Dash of  fresh lime juice

If you're looking to spice up your latkes, this Mexican-style recipe adds a bit of spice with jalapeño peppers. For a taste of freshness, they're finished with a cilantro sour cream and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 

Directions

Squeeze excess moisture out of the grated potatoes and then add to a bowl with the egg, jalapeños, red pepper, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, onion, chili powder, and epazote. 

In a large frying pan, heat oil until very hot, about 375 degrees. Using your hands to form "lattice-style" patties, drop batter into frying oil. Repeat, but don't crowd the pan. Gently turn the latkes when first side is cooked, about 4 minutes. Cook for 4 minutes longer or until the latkes are cooked through and both sides are a deep golden brown.

Meanwhile, while the latkes are frying, blend the sour cream, the rest of the cilantro, and the lime juice together and set aside for the topping. Drain the latkes on paper towels and serve hot with the topping. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

449 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

22%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 36g 55%
  • Carbs 29g 10%
  • Saturated 5g 24%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 24g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 4g 9%
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10%
  • Sodium 247mg 10%
  • Calcium 53mg 5%
  • Magnesium 41mg 10%
  • Potassium 727mg 21%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 130mg 19%
  • Vitamin A 77µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 49mg 82%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 26%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 37µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 37%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 11%
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