Potato Latke

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The opening scene of The Women’s Balcony is the congregation walking to their Synagogue, bringing food, to a Bar Mitvah.  This portrayed how joyful and close this community was.  Potato Latkes would have been one of the dishes brought to the event.  This recipe is from Barefoot Contessa, one of my favorite Food Network chefs.

AuthorTheGBYCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Potato Latkes

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 2 Baking Potatoes, large
 1 Egg, extra large, whisked
 3 tbsp Flour, all purpose
 1 ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
 ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
 3 tbsp Butter, clarified

1

Peel the potatoes and grate them on a box grater. Wrap the grated potatoes in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Combine the potatoes in a bowl with the egg, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.

2

Melt the clarified butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Place a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the sizzling butter and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the pancakes over and cook for another 2 minutes, or until crisp on the outside and golden brown. Serve the pancakes hot from the skillet.

Ingredients

 2 Baking Potatoes, large
 1 Egg, extra large, whisked
 3 tbsp Flour, all purpose
 1 ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
 ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
 3 tbsp Butter, clarified

Directions

1

Peel the potatoes and grate them on a box grater. Wrap the grated potatoes in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Combine the potatoes in a bowl with the egg, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.

2

Melt the clarified butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Place a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the sizzling butter and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the pancakes over and cook for another 2 minutes, or until crisp on the outside and golden brown. Serve the pancakes hot from the skillet.

Potato Latkes

Watch how to make this recipe.

(Photography by: Mark Farinholt)

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