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How to Make Latkes?
How to make latkes?
Do you remember The amazing smell and taste of Hanukkah foods?
There are two groups in the jewish pepole , The Latkes lovers and the sufganyot lovers...
I lOVE LATKES!!
The best latkes of my grandmother are golden and crunchy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, and perfectly seasoned.
Latkes are traditionally eaten at Hanukkah By the Ashkenazics, but they're a treat anytime you crave crispy, savory potato pancakes. Latkes are traditionally made from potatoes and onions, but many recipes call for shredded sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, garlic, parsnips or zucchini or anything you can imagane. Just be sure that the majority of the mixture still consists of potatoes; other vegetables do not contain enough starch on their own to make the mixture stick together.
For best results, use russet potatoes. This variety is high in starch, and the starch is necessary to form pancakes that don't fall apart. Most people choose to peel the potatoes before making latkes, but this is entirely a matter of taste. If you do peel them, put the potatoes in water between peeling and shredding to prevent them from oxidizing and discoloring.
Latkes preparation tips:
-The latkes are too greasy?put a blotting paper under the latkes
-The oil must be hot enough.
- you must squeeze out excess moisture from the shredded potato mixture.
-You must to work quickly or The potatoes turn brown.
-make the latkes thinner.
-type of potato and the temperature of the oil are the most important factors.
Remember The latkes should be crispy,latkes should be served hot from the pan to the plate!
Potato Latkes Recipe
Original Recipe Yield 10 to 12 latkes
* 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
* 1 tablespoon grated onion
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/2 cup peanut oil
1. Place the potatoes , extracting as much moisture as possible.
2. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
3*. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to 1/2 inch thick . Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
*Tip: Keeping low fat food?you can baked it in your oven..
Each latke = 250 calories
Bon appetit and Happy Hanukka!!
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