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Old 01-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Making latkes

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?

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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My best tip is to squeeze as much moisture out of the shredded potatoes as possible. Aside from that, they are fairly easy to make.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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Hey Argamemnon, I am doing a fly by so I can't give you all the links I otherwise would but search potato pancakes, and potato latkes etc on here. There is a bunch of recipes with good info in them. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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I've always used the box method, lol
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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My best tip is to grate the onions first and have it mix with the potatoes to keep the potatoes white. I also like to add matzoh meal as my binder instead of flour. That and egg and salt and pepper and you have latkes. My mom fried them in vegetable or canola oil. It is best to drain them and eat immediately so that they remain crispy.

Some folks grate the potatoes in water and then, drain them well in kitchen towels. My mom use to do that a long time ago.

Then, there is the choice of potato. My mom used Idahoes but I have even used Yukon Golds.

There has also been a discussion on other sites about how to eat them.
Sour cream? Sugar? Apple Sauce?

I have a pretty large collection of latke recipes from around the world. If you search the net, you will find latkes with all different vegetables added.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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Susan, will have to have a latke war one of this days. We'll have to find a person who would want to conduct it for us. Just like one I had with the pancakes.

One question though, what kind of greater are you using?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #8
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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.
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Susan, will have to have a latke war one of this days. We'll have to find a person who would want to conduct it for us. Just like one I had with the pancakes.
Oooo, oooo, I volunteer to be one of the tasters!!!
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