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Full ‘N Free Real Deal Latkes

Sometimes you just want the real thing! Here’s how to make real deal potato latkes, just better. This recipe features healthier oils and Yukon gold potatoes, which are lower glycemic than the standard Idaho variety.

Yields: 8 Latkes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium onion, cut in 6 chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. avocado oil, for frying

Directions:

Using a fine grating disk in a food processor, grate the potatoes. Remove half the grated potatoes and place in a large strainer set over a large bowl. Press out as much liquid as possible, allowing it to collect in the bowl. Set aside strained potatoes and liquid.

Next, fit the food processor with the S blade. Process onion chunks and remaining grated potatoes until smooth. Add potato/onion mixture to the strainer set over the bowl of liquid and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.

Let liquid stand for five minutes. Starch will settle to the bottom of the bowl. After five minutes, pour off the liquid and leave behind the starch. Add the potatoes and onions, eggs, and spices, and mix by hand to combine.

In a large frying pan over high heat, heat ¼ cup of avocado oil. Form medium size balls of batter and place in hot oil. About four latkes should fit in one pan. Reduce heat to low. Brown latkes completely on one side, flip, and brown on second side. Remove from pan and enjoy! Add 1 tbsp. avocado oil to pan and repeat with remaining batter.

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