Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Four (4) Russet potatoes, peeled, sliced and placed into water -- you can also use sweet potatoes, if you're so inclined
One (1) small onion, chopped
One (1) egg, beaten
Sprinkle of flour
Olive oil -- for oiling the pan
Seasonings, herbs, or spices -- this is up to you, if you'd like to add any additional spices to your latke mixture.
Toppings for latkes -- the traditional toppings are applesauce and sour cream, but you can put anything on top that you'd like.
Salt and pepper for taste
In a Cuisinart, shred the potatoes and onions together to look like hash browns. Please note that if you do not have a Cuisinart, you can shred the potatoes by hand using a cheese shredder.**
At this time, you can press out any additional water from the potato mixture using a cheesecloth.
Mix potato, onion, egg, flour, and any spices together in a medium mixing bowl.
Heat and oil a frying pan over medium heat.
Use your hands to create a small patty of potato mixture.**
Place the latke into the pan and cook until golden brown on one side. Flip and repeat.**
When done, remove from pan and serve immediately.
**Please note the following steps if you are making potato pancakes --
Pulse the potatoes longer in your Cuisinart until it is completely blended. If you do not have a Cuisinart, use a food processor.
After mixing all of the ingredients together, pour into the heated pan as you would when making regular pancakes.