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Old 01-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #11
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I use to use a box grater, now I use the food processor. Actually, I even have an electric grater that is pretty wild.
what size wholes are you using?
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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We are talking latkes here, not hash browns!
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:31 PM   #13
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Should I grate them coarsely?
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:46 AM   #14
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I use the box grater when I make mine. When I've done it in the food processor I wasn't crazy about the texture. I use the bigger wholes on the grater and I use red potatoes. I add the same ing. that Susan does except I do use flour.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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Real latkes are grated finer and not shredded. Potato pancakes are not the same thing as hashbrowns. Perhaps that will give you an idea of texture.
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I want to make latkes tomorrow for the first time. Do you have any tips, and are there certain things I need to know. It's fairly easy to make these, or isn't it?
They're fairly easy to make. It's not quite as easy to make them well, at least in my opinion! The box grater produces the best texture, but tends to do a number on the knuckles.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #17
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When I grate on the larger holes of my box grater it is not shredded like hashbrowns, it's definitely grated.

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #18
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okay, I'll put my 2 cents worth in....I don't like to grate the potatoes. I do them in the Cuisinart after I've done the onion in it....I process them until there are no "pieces"...
I usually use Yukon gold taters or idahos. A good amount of salt and freshly ground pepper, a couple of eggs and I too would rather use matzo meal instead of flour.Not too much. Give it a good mix. I use deep Canola oil.....I find they don't come out too greasy if they are done in deep oil. I have frozen them, and after I've taken them out of the freezer to defrost, I put them on a rack in the oven..... They come out real nice and crispy.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #19
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Grating them on a box grate was always my job when I was a little girl.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #20
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Real latkes are grated finer and not shredded. Potato pancakes are not the same thing as hashbrowns. Perhaps that will give you an idea of texture.

Aha, Susan, I love you, you made my day. In Ukraine, where latkes come from, the graders even have diferent names. The one with biger holes is called a beet root grader and the one with small holes, the one that is a must for grading potato for latkes is called potato grader. So one cannot even imagine using anything but the small grader for latkes. Not always the case here in the states. People use the big holes left and right, and make hash browns, but argue that that are latkes, sorry, no way no how. Latkes are latkes, everything else is ****, oh waith that's Irish, my mistake.
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