Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mom's Latkes

Makes @20 small latkes

6 medium-size potatoes,pared
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 medium-size onions,grated
2 tsps salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
dash paprika
1/2 cup flour
vegetable oil

Grate potatoes (I prefer a medium grate); place in a large bowl with baking soda; toss to mix. Squeeze off any excess water with hands.
Beat eggs in large bowl; stir in potatoes, onion, salt, nutmeg,and paprika. Sprinkle flour over top; stir in.
Pour 1/4 inch depth of oil into heavy skillet(or electric fry pan) and heat.
Drop spoonful of potato mixture for each latke into skillet; flatten slightly with back of spoon.
Fry slowly, turning once, 3 minutes, or until crisp and golden. drain on paper towels; keep warm.
Serve with sour cream or applesauce and love!
xxx MOM

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