This are delicious potato pancakes that have been prepared by Ashkenazi Jews since the 1800's. Since Hanukkah started yesterday, here is my humble version of this dish. It is a Gluten free version, for people with dietary restrictions, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. What makes it ever better are the toppings. You make say What?! applesauce!!?? , but yes applesauce in latkes are like ketchup to fries or jelly to peanut butter, they belong together(hehehe). If you celebrate it, I wish you a Happy Hanukkah !!. If not, it is still a delicious dish to enjoy with loved ones.
MAKES 16 /KOSHER/VEGETARIAN
3 MEDIUM POTATOES
3 TSPS. CORNSTARCH
1 SMALL ONION
1 TSP. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
1/2 TSP. FRESHLY CRACKED
1/2 CUP GRAPESEED OIL
TO SERVE :
1. PREPARE ALL THE INGREDIENTS.
2. PEEL THE ONION AND POTATOES
3. GRATE THE ONION INTO A BOWL (TRYING NOT TO CRY ..LOL)
4. GRATE THE POTATOES IN THE SAME BOWL.
5. TRANSFER THE ONION AND POTATO ONTO A KITCHEN TOWEL OR A PAPER ONE (TO DRAIN THE LIQUIDS OFF THEM). SQUEEZE AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO DRAIN AS MUCH LIQUID AS POSSIBLE.THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP SO THAT WHEN FRYING, IT DOESN'T SPLASH AS MUCH . THEN TRANSFER BACK TO A BOWL .
6. ADD THE SALT, PEPPER, CORNSTARCH AND EGG . MIX UNTIL ALL IS WELL COMBINED .
7. HEAT A PAN AT MEDIUM HEAT. ADD THE OIL AND WHEN HOT, DROP A SPOONFULL OF THE POTAO MIX ONTO THE PAN BEING CAREFUL NOT TO GET BURNED.
8. WHEN THE EDGES START TO TURN GOLDEN BROWN , TURN AND FRY ON THE OTHER SIDE UNTIL IT IS GOLDEN BROWN .
9. DRAIN ON A PAPER TOWEL AND SERVE WITH THE SOUR CREAM AND UNSWEETENED APPLE SAUCE.
10. ENJOY ;)