Ive got to say, prior to last night I had only ever tried Latkes once,several years ago, and those were grey and tasteless.. and not very inspiring. So imagine my surprise when I find myself making, and liking, them on a whim.. well actually after a conversation on FB about them. True to form, I couldn't even stick the recipe I had found on a fellow foodies site even though I usually try really hard to follow it the first time :) So here is my first take on Latkes.
To make 2 large Latkes you will need:
- 1 large russet potato
- 1 large egg ( Free range if you can )
- 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper
- Lea & Perrins
- Bourbon Street Bad Hot Sauce
- Oven Safe Frying Pan
|First up grate your potato into a mixing bowl, I prefer the plastic grater for potato.|
|Once grated add in the flour, garlic and salt and pepper. |
|Lightly mix the egg with a few dashes of each Lea & Perrins, and Hot Sauce pour over the potato and mix well.|
I'm missing a photo :( of the mixture, that should go here. Ill have to edit this in later . Just mix until the potato is evenly coated.
Also at this point you will want to get an oven safe pan up to medium heat , with just enough Olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
Divide the mixture into two and add to the hot pan. I used the back of the spatula to lightly press them down.... sizzle them for a few minutes on each side.
Drain the oil , and slip them into a 350F oven for 10 - 15 minutes.
That's it ! Simply remove them from the oven and serve :)
Happy Cooking ,