Recipe: Easy Potato Latke
By Alex Chester
I LOVE latkes, but they are a pain in the ass to make. Shredding potatoes and squeezing the water out of them is just no fun. So I came up with this easy recipe all by myself after I made WAY too much mashed potatoes.
What you need:
Day-old mashed potatoes (DO NOT USE INSTANT FLAKES)
1 onion, chopped
½ cup or more matzo meal or flour (I just eyeball it)
1 tbsp schmaltz (chicken fat) or duck fat per batch of potato pancakes
Applesauce and sour cream for serving
Combine mashed potatoes, eggs, onion, and flour (or matzo meal) in a large bowl. Make sure everything is evenly mixed.
Meanwhile, heat the schmaltz in large skillet.
Scoop out a desired portion of latka mix and place in skillet. Four latkes should be able to fit easily in your skillet. Brown on each side then place latkes on a paper-towel-covered plate.
Repeat till you are out of mixture.
Serve with applesauce and sour cream. Bon appetit!
Alex Chester is the creator and producer of the theatre company WeSoHapa - a theatre based on diversity and inclusion. She is a New York City based columnist for On Stage Blog and contributing writer for ManhattanDigest.com and HuffPo. She also hosts a podcast with fellow writer Melissa Slaughter, We're Not All Ninjas. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @AlexFChester if you like food and cats.