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Latkes

Yield Makes 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and shredded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium-size sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sour cream
  • Applesauce

How to Make It

  1. Combine potatoes and water to cover in a bowl, and let stand 10 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Stir together potatoes, eggs, and next 4 ingredients, blending well.

  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 375°. Drop potato mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.