It’s almost time for Hannukah! What better recipe to try this month then potato latkes, a favourite food for this annual celebration. This fried dish is a symbol for the miracle of oil in the Jewish Temple.
- 1 pound potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
- Sour cream or apple sauce
- Peel and grate the potatoes by hand, coarsely.
- Sprinkle the grated potatoes with salt (1/4 teaspoon) and let it sit in a colander for 5 minutes.
- Take the grated potatoes and place in a paper towel to wring out the excess liquid.
- In a bowl, mix the grated potato with a beaten egg, chopped onion, and remainder of salt.
- Heat up the olive oil in a skillet and spoon in potato mixture. Flatten the mixture with a fork.
- When one side is browned, flip to cook the other side.
- Place on a wire rack until all the latkes are cooked.
- Serve hot with sour cream or apple sauce.
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