Legendary Latke Recipe


Community members enjoy latkes prepared by the Brotherhood in December, 2018.

Community members enjoy latkes prepared by the Brotherhood in December, 2018.

Legend has it that this recipe was given to the Temple Israel Portsmouth Brotherhood by the chef at the Waldorf Astoria. The below quantities yield ~18 latkes.

Ingredients:
Russet potato ~1.67 lbs
Matzo meal 1/3 Cup
White whole wheat flour 5 T
Eggs 2
Sweet onion (medium) 1/3 ~¼ lb.
Salt ½ t +/-
Pepper ¼ t

Method:
Thoroughly wash potatoes, leaving skin; grate using food processor grater disc.
Finely chop onion using food processor blade.
Mix the above with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
For easy cleanup of oil splatter, cover stove top with aluminum foil.
Community members enjoy latkes prepared by the Brotherhood in December, 2018.
In a large skillet, heat ~1/8 inch corn oil to the point when a wooden toothpick causes bubbles when inserted. Maintain that heat. On an electric range this is between 4 and 5 out of 10 (HI).
Drop ¼ cup batter per latke onto hot oil, flattening with a spatula. Fry until edges brown; then flip and continue until browned as dark as your family likes. Replenish oil as needed.
Drain on paper towels.

Enjoy. These freeze well; reheat in a toaster oven.

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