Traditional Potato Latkes with Green Onions

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Traditional Potato Latkes with Green Onions

This is adapted from Joan Nathan's classic recipe.

  • 6-8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

Preparation

Preparation

1 Peel the potatoes and place in cold water. Using a food processor, shred or grate the potatoes and onions.

2 Place together into a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out all the water over a bowl. The potatoe starch will settle to the bottom; reserve the starch after pouring off the water.

3 Mix the potato starch in with the potato and onion. Add the egg, salt and pepper.

4 Heat a griddle or frying pan with a thin coat of oil. Using 2 tablespoons of potato mixture at a time, flatten the mixturei n the palm of your hands and place onto pan. Flatten with spatula and fry until golden.

5 Flip the pancake and fry until golden. Remove to paper towels. Serve immediately or freeze and crisp in a 350 degree oven.

Special instructions

This is adapted from Joan Nathan's classic recipe.