This past weekend, I had to go into the city for a meeting. Since I was in the area, I stopped by my Grandparent’s house. Naturally, I helped myself to their snack basket and soda. Did I mention that I started the 5 Day Reboot that day? FAIL
I told my Grandma that I used boxed Manischewitz for Hanukkah and wanted to know if she could make latkes. That was pretty silly of me, but her response was even better “Is the Pope Catholic?”. She insisted that they’re simple to make, that she would teach me right then and there. I’ve made latkes before, but I was a teenager and it felt like too much work. I remember grating potatoes, soaking the potatoes, and then removing every bit of water from the potatoes with cheese cloth. Grandma’s recipe is way easier!
6 peeled russet potatoes
Tablespoon of dried parsley
Half a tablespoon of dried onions
Vegetable oil for frying
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Condiments to eat with the latkes
This recipe makes about 12 fritters
First of all, she used a Ninja blender. If you use a blender, make sure your blender has a Pulse setting. BOOM.
This is from her first batch. She used two potatoes.
When you are finished pulsing your potatoes, put your bowl in the sink. Tilt the bowl and squeeze the water out of the batch with your hands. This was super quick, by the way.
In another bowl, scramble the eggs and add to the potatoes. Then you may add your dried ingredients. Mix everything all up and you’re ready to fry.
Add oil to a pan, fry on Med/High heat. If you’re new to cooking, you use vegetable oil to fry because you don’t want your house to get smokey. The ever so popular EVOO or regular olive oil will make your fire detectors go off.
Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side and you’re done!
I’ve got to post the final result again 🙂
Not only were they delicious, but we all had a great time spending the afternoon together. Thanks for the recipe and memories, G&G! One more thing, you have to let the boxed stuff sit for 10 minutes. The peeling, pulsing, and removing water was done in about 10 minutes. No excuses anymore!
Have you ever made latkes before?