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Classic Potato Latkes

Yield: About 10 latkes
Prep 20 mins Cook 2 mins
Classic Potato Latkes
  • 4  medium potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3  tablespoons  rendered chicken fat (schmaltz)
  • 2  slightly beaten eggs
  • 2  cloves  garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  tablespoons  cooking oil
  •  Sour cream (optional)
  •  Applesauce (optional)

1. Peel and finely shred potatoes. In a mixing bowl combine potatoes with chicken fat, eggs, garlic, and salt. Using 1/3 cup mixture for each latke, press mixture into patties about the size of the palm of your hand, squeezing out excess liquid.

2. In a large skillet heat chicken fat over medium-high heat. Carefully slide patties into hot fat.

3. Cook over medium-high heat about 2 minutes or until latkes are golden brown, turning once.

4. Repeat with remaining batter. Add additional fat during cooking, as needed. If necessary, reduce heat to medium to prevent overbrowning. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Serve with sour cream or other toppings, if desired. Makes about 10 latkes. (Nutrition facts are per latke with 1 teaspoon sour cream.)

Nutrition Facts (Classic Potato Latkes)
  • cal. (kcal) 131,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 46,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (RE) 21,
  • vit. C (mg) 52,
  • sodium (mg) 167,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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