2nd Ave Deli Potato Latkes

2nd Ave Deli Potato Latkes
2nd Ave Deli Potato Latkes
Aaron Rezny
2nd Ave Deli Potato Latkes

Potato latkes are a classic fried potato pancake, normally served for Chanukah and other Jewish holidays. Recipe courtesy of Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food.

6
Servings
885
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Pounds  potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • large onions (1 1/2 cups grated dont tamp down)
  • eggs, beaten
  • 2  Cups  matzo meal
  • 1  Cup  flour
  • 3/4  Cups  corn oil
  • 1/2  Cup  corn oil, for frying
  • 2 1/2  Teaspoons  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  pepper
  • Applesauce, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

In a food processor, fine-grate the potatoes (don’t liquefy; leave some texture), and strain to eliminate excess liquid. Don’t overdo it; just let the water drain out.

Fine-grate the onions, and mix in a large bowl with the potatoes. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can grind the potatoes and onions in a meat grinder.)

Add the eggs, baking powder, ¾ cup corn oil (most of it cooks out), flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Fold in the matzo meal, making sure that everything is very well blended.

Heat ½ cup corn oil in a deep skillet. Spoon the batter (use a large kitchen spoon) into the pan to create pancakes about 3½-inches in diameter. Fry on low heat for 3 to 4 minutes until the underside is a deep golden brown, turn, and fry another minute or two. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
110g
85%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
57mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
33µg
8%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
213mg
14%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
166g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

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