- 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. russet potatoes
- 1 medium white onion
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1/2 medium lemon
- About 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 10 large eggs
- 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup fat from Crisp Chicken Confit or butter
- 3 cups large chunks of Crisp Chicken Confit
- 1/2 cup pear preserves or jam, or apple butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- calories 754
- caloriesfromfat 46 %
- protein 51 g
- fat 38 g
- satfat 13 g
- carbohydrate 51 g
- fiber 3.4 g
- sodium 1041 mg
- cholesterol 647 mg
How to Make It
Peel and grate potatoes and onion. "Don't use a food processor for either one," says Jasinski. "Too much water will come out and it'll be a mess." Mix grated potato with onion, then drain well in a colander about 5 minutes, pressing occasionally to remove liquid.
Meanwhile, mix sour cream with zest, juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Chill.
Whisk together 2 eggs, breadcrumbs, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, the baking powder, and a pinch of pepper in a large bowl. Add the drained potato mixture and stir to combine.
Preheat oven to 220°. Heat 2 tbsp. fat in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Form mixture into patties, using about 1/4 cup of the mixture for each, squeezing gently to expel excess liquid. "You don't want to squeeze all the flavor out of it." Fry patties as you shape them, working in batches of Add 2 tbsp. fat per additional batch and cook patties until deep golden brown, turning once, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. "You can press them gently with a spatula to make them even thinner, so they get crispy all the way through." Transfer latkes to a baking sheet lined with paper towels and keep warm in oven until all are fried.
Meanwhile, cook 8 eggs the way you like--fried, scrambled, even poached. Warm chicken confit in the microwave (or in pan with eggs). Put 2 eggs on each of four plates and set 3 latkes alongside. Top each latke with sour cream mixture, 1/4 cup warmed confit, a small spoonful of pear preserves, and a sprinkle of parsley.
Make ahead: Sour cream mixture, 1 day, chilled; latkes, several hours (recrisp in 220° oven before serving).