Here is the trick to my special "Shalom Bayit Latkes" ("Peaceful Home Latkes") - which combines my love of mushy-style latkes that I grew up with, and my husband's love of stringy-style latkes, which he grew up with. We started our first years of marriage making one of each kind and finally started to combine the ideas making half the batter stringy, and half the batter mushy, for a really good combination! Don
- 1 pound potatoes -
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion -
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten -
- 1/2 tsp salt -
- 1/2 -3/4 cup oil -
- pinch baking powder -
1. Use a food processor with the grating attachment to make half of the potatoes stringy and grate the other half on the fine holes of a box grater, creating a “mushy" consistency. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over moderately high heat until hot. Spoon the batter into the hot oil until golden and flip. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.