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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.

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving754
Total Fat48g74%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated7g33%
Cholesterol80mg27%
Protein11g22%
Carbs69g23%
Vitamin A34µg4%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.2%
Vitamin B60.7mg34.2%
Vitamin C41mg68%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E7mg34%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium109mg11%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)58µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)58µg15%
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium61mg15%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg15%
Phosphorus280mg40%
Polyunsaturated26gN/A
Potassium943mg27%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.8%
Sodium805mg34%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.6%
Zinc1mg8%