Arthur Schwartz's Potato Latkes

Need a dairy free hor d'oeuvre? Arthur Schwartz's Potato Latkes could be a super recipe to try. One serving contains 35 calories, 1g of protein, and 1g of fat. This recipe serves 24 and costs 9 cents per serving. 8 people were impressed by this recipe. Not a lot of people really liked this Jewish dish. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Hanukkah. Head to the store and pick up russet potatoes, canolan oil, matzo meal, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Serious Eats. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 5%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen, Crispy Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes), and Potato Latkes.

Servings: 24

 

Ingredients:

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Peanut, corn, or canola oil, for frying

1/4 to 1 1/3 cup matzo meal

1 medium onion, peeled and cut into 8 pieces

1 pound russet (baking) potatoes 2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Equipments:

food processor

bowl

sieve

spatula

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Procedures 1 In a medium bowl, beat the eggs together to mix well. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse the onions, scraping them. down a few times, until very finely chopped, almost a puree. Scrape the onions into the bowl with the eggs and stir them in. 2 Drain the potatoes, then set a strainer over a bowl. In the same processor bowl, process the potatoes until very finely chopped but still with some texture. Immediately scrape into strainer. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, press out the moisture so it drains into the catch bowl. Immediately stir the potatoes into egg mixture. Discard liquid and potato starch collected in bowl. Add the matzo meal, salt, and pepper. If not using a tarnished silver spoon (see above), add a pinch of cream of tartar. Stir well; let stand while oil is heating. 3 Cook the pancakes: Heat about 1/8 inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Spoon out the batter, using a scant 1/4 cup for each pancake. The batter should sizzle as soon as it hits the fat, but not wildly. If the edges of the batter separate, the oil is too hot. If there are just slight bubbles when the batter touches the oil, the oil is not yet hot enough. The first round of latkes is inevitably less good than later batches. 4 Fry the latkes for about 4 minutes on the first side, slightly less on the second. They should be well browned before turning them. Drain on absorbent paper or on a rack. Serve immediately.

 

Step by step:


1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs together to mix well. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse the onions, scraping them. down a few times, until very finely chopped, almost a puree. Scrape the onions into the bowl with the eggs and stir them in.

2. Drain the potatoes, then set a strainer over a bowl. In the same processor bowl, process the potatoes until very finely chopped but still with some texture. Immediately scrape into strainer. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, press out the moisture so it drains into the catch bowl. Immediately stir the potatoes into egg mixture. Discard liquid and potato starch collected in bowl.

3. Add the matzo meal, salt, and pepper. If not using a tarnished silver spoon (see above), add a pinch of cream of tartar. Stir well; let stand while oil is heating.


Cook the pancakes

1. Heat about 1/8 inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Spoon out the batter, using a scant 1/4 cup for each pancake. The batter should sizzle as soon as it hits the fat, but not wildly. If the edges of the batter separate, the oil is too hot. If there are just slight bubbles when the batter touches the oil, the oil is not yet hot enough. The first round of latkes is inevitably less good than later batches.

2. Fry the latkes for about 4 minutes on the first side, slightly less on the second. They should be well browned before turning them.

3. Drain on absorbent paper or on a rack.

4. Serve immediately.


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