CHANUKAH RECIPE: Latkes
How could we not? Arguably the most iconic Chanukah food of them all, latkes are potato pancakes (often made using breadcrumbs, onions, matzah etc) that are fried in oil and symbolic of the 8 days of Chanukah. Here is our very own Marketing Director’s recipe…
Cooking Time: Preparation time 1 hour (or less if you’re incredibly adept at grating potatoes!), cooking time 8-10 mins
Serves: 2-3, easy
4 large russet potatoes
1.5 tsp salt (and extra to sprinkle)
Half cup corn flour
5 tsp baking powder
Quarter cup olive oil
Chives (chopped, for garnish)
Sour cream (for topping)
Equipment Needed: 1 medium bowl, 1 large bowl, chopping knife, grater, 1 large pan, spatula, wooden spoon
Place the potatoes in water, grate the onion, then grate the potatoes and mix the onion and potato paste together with hands. In separate chunks, take the mixture and strain the water out in a towel. Place the entire mixture in a bowl, add the eggs, salt, corn flour and baking powder and mix together with hands.
Add oil to the pan and gently place patties of the mixture into the pan, flattening each one with the back of the spoon. Fry on a medium heat until browning at the edges (should take 4-5 mins) and then flip carefully and do the same on the other side.
Sprinkle with the salt, then add the chives and a dollop of sour cream to each latke and serve!