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Latkes- Potato Pancakes

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"Jeni's Favorite"

Serves 8 | Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 1 hour

Why I Love This Recipe

So rich but so good.

Ingredients You'll Need

1½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled
1½ tablespoons grated yellow onion
1 extra large egg, beaten
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
2 tablespoons good olive oil, divided
Sour cream and/or applesauce for serving


1. Grate the potatoes lengthwise on a box grater, as you would grate carrots. Spread the potatoes and the grated onion out on a clean kitchen towel and roll it up like a jelly roll. Squeeze the towel to remove as much liquid as possible without breaking the potatoes. Transfer the potato mixture to a medium bowl, add the egg, flour, 1½ teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and combine well.

2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and heat until sizzling. Drop a scant ¼-cup measure of the potato mixture into the pan and repeat to make 6 latkes. Using a small metal spatula, lightly flatten each latke. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until the underside is golden brown. Turn the latkes with the spatula and cook on the other side for 2 to 3 minutes, until nicely browned. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and heat until sizzling. Repeat to make 6 more latkes with the remaining potato mixture and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. Sprinkle all the latkes lightly with salt, if desired, and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream or applesauce.

Pairs Well With

Sour Cream and Applesauce

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