Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 5 pounds idaho potatoes

  3. 1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder -- or 1 vitamin c tablets -- crushed, up to

  4. 1 egg

  5. 3 tablespoons flour or matzo meal

  6. salt to taste

  7. oil for frying

  8. 1 small piec bread

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Grate the potatoes ona hand grater into a large bowl. The texture should be wet but not completely mush. Mix with the ascorbic acid or crushed vitamins to keep the pototo white. Transfer the grated potato into a fine mesh strainer. Drain water from the potato into a bowl - about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour off the water. There will be thick, sticky potato starch left in the bottom of the bowl. Spoon up the starch and mix it with the drained, grated potato. Add slightly beaten egg, flour or matzo meal and salt. Fry spoonfuls of batter in 3/4 inch of oil in a large frying pan until brown and crips; turn. Oil should be very hot when you spoon in the potato mixture. A small piece of bread in the pan will collect the small bits and keep them from burning. Drain latkes on paper towels.

  3. When I'm good, I'm very good but when I'm bad, I'm better - Mae West in I'


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