Classic Potato Latkes
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded peeled baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 1/4 cups grated onion
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Combine potato and onion in a colander. Drain 30 minutes, pressing with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture, flour, and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; toss well.
  2. 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup potato mixture loosely into a dry measuring cup. Pour mixture into pan, and flatten slightly. Repeat procedure 5 times to form 6 latkes. Sauté 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove latkes from pan, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and potato mixture to yield 12 latkes total. Combine applesauce and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Serve applesauce with latkes.
  3. Nutritional Information
  4. Calories: 215
  5. Fat: 8.7g (sat 1.3g,mono 6.1g,poly 1g)
  6. Protein: 4.4g
  7. Carbohydrate: 31.6g
  8. Fiber: 2.6g
  9. Cholesterol: 30mg
  10. Iron: 1.6mg
  11. Sodium: 173mg
  12. Calcium: 30mg
RECIPE BACKSTORY
From Cooking Light. For the best texture, grate all ingredients by hand.