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
754
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
20 latkes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large onions (1 1/2 cups grated dont tamp down)
  • 3 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
74%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
69g
23%
Vitamin A
34µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.2%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
34.2%
Vitamin C
41mg
68%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
7mg
34%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
109mg
11%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
15%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
280mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
26g
N/A
Potassium
943mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.8%
Sodium
805mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.6%
Zinc
1mg
8%