- 4 potatoes grated
- 1 onion grated
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbl of flour
- 2 tbl of panko
- salt and pepper to taste
everyone has their go to recipe for latkes. i have a couple.
some years, much like this year, you know, when i space out and think chanukah actually started tonight, i grab what i can and just go with it (yeah, that was totally a run on thought!). usually those are the kind of meals that score big with the family.
latkes can be as simple as just potatoes and onions, but what if you added some garlic and panko? not only does it add great flavor, but great texture. in the mood for old but new, try my new spin on latkes.
to prepare, add about a cup of oil to a skillet, prepare a cheese cloth or towel to drain your mixture of liquid and pull out your grater.
- grate potato and onion, using a cheese cloth, or even a clean kitchen towel, wrap up your potato mixture and squeeze to drain all the liquid out.
- once liquid is drained, add potato mixture to a bowl. mix in garlic, eggs, flour, panko, salt and pepper and mix.
- drop a tbl of the mixture into hot oil and fry on both sides, about 2 minutes a side.
- drain on some paper towel and serve.
to keep latkes warm store in a warm oven on a low temperature. serve with sour cream and apple sauce. enjoy and happy chanukah!