Celebrate The Season With This Delightful Potato Latke Recipe
Happy Holidays Disney friends! I’ve spent a lot of time over the past month sharing lots of holiday recipes designed to satisfy your sweet tooth. However, I thought that I’d start the week off with a savory recipe and one that for me comes with a TON childhood of nostalgia.
My grandparents moved to the US from Poland and each year during the winter months Potato Latkes were plentiful and delicious! As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be December without them! That’s why I was so excited when Disney’s Official Fan Club D23 decided to share a Potato Latke Recipe with us!
So start grating some potatoes and let’s get cooking:
Classic Potato Latkes
- 1 ½ lbs. baking potatoes (3 to 4 potatoes)
- ½ medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. matzo meal or unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- ¹/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup canola oil
- Applesauce, crème fraîche, or sour cream for serving
- Chopped chives for garnish
- Set up a wire cooling rack with paper towels.
- Grate the potatoes and onions. Use a food processor or a box grater to grate the potatoes and onion.
- To get crispy latkes, the potato and onion mixture needs to be dry.
- Transfer the grated potato and onion onto a large triple layer of cheesecloth.
- Gather the corners and tie around the handle of a wooden spoon.
- Dangle the bundle over a large bowl, then twist and squeeze the potatoes and onion to remove all of the liquid.
- Pour out the liquid from the bowl, but keep the potato starch remaining at the bottom.
- Mix the potato starch, egg, matzo, salt, and pepper with the potatoes and onion.
- Use your fingers to distribute all of the ingredients evenly.
- Form the latkes. Use a ¼-cup measuring cup, a slotted spatula, your fingers, and a fork to form a flat, four-inch patty.
- Fry the latkes. Heat the oil until latkes sizzle immediately upon entering the oil. Fry until each side is dark golden-brown.
- Remove latkes from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve or keep warm in the oven.
And for those lucky enough to be heading over to the EPCOT international Festival of the Holidays at Walt Disney World which runs until December 31st, you’ll want to find the L’Chaim booth where they are serving up their own delicious potato latkes. Though I typically prefer my latkes with sour cream or applesauce, their version piled high with smoked salmon is equally as delicious. You can pick them up for $5.00.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more awesome holiday recipes! We’ll also be coming to you LIVE! from the theme parks each week during the Holiday Season.
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