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Classic Latkes

Recipe photo courtesy of Julia Gartland

Potato pancakes make for festive starters at any party. Serve them with toppers like creme fraiche, trout roe, smoked trout, and lingonberry jam.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
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Cook's Notes

Alternate between onion and potatoes when grating to keep the potatoes from discoloring.

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  • cboucher31
    17 NOV, 2017
    I haven't tried this particular recipe yet but wanted to share my secret for awesome potato pancakes (latkes). First, we don't care for the hash brown type pancake, but rather a finely grated potato instead. To achieve this without all the mess and eliminate the cheesecloth, I use my Breville juicer. It grates the potato easily and the way we like it and separates the liquid from the potato automatically. I've been making potato pancakes (latkes) like this for many years and now my adult children make them the same way. I only gave the recipe 3 stars since I haven't yet tried it but will next week and will update my review. Of course, I'll be using the juicer, not the grater and cheesecloth! :)
    • mrskarenjohnsto
      30 AUG, 2018
      that is a great tip! I have a juice extractor and always wondered what the pulp would be good for! this is an awesome tip!
    • arddesai
      16 DEC, 2017
      We loved this recipe. I made few alterations to fit our diet plan, the turnout was great. I served it with a side of lemon wedge, for those who love the tangy, sweet, and savory flavors. I would definitely recommend this to another.
    • repljg
      24 NOV, 2017
      So you gave this recipe 3 stars without trying it because you prefer your own recipe?? Really? No one cares.

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