Monday, February 27, 2012

LATKES {POTATO PANCAKES} GLUTEN-FREE LATKES

 


I made these for the first time last night and I wonder where I have been living all this time! I will be making HUGE piles of these gorgeous Jewish delights for years to come.
They are:
1) easy
2) keep well in the oven
3) taste good cold
4) make great lunch box snacks
5) taste delicious


Seriously I was just  wanting something quick to make for supper and thought I will make some eggy omelette things with potato in them... Quick google potato pancakes / Latkes. I had read of them before but never made them and thought oh well lets try... and boy am I glad that I did!
This is one of those recipes where you don't have to be exact - you just take the ingredients and throw them together and fry and waalaa you have delicious-ness.
Perfect for making into canapes with dollops of cream cheese on top. this little potato pancake has no end to it uses.
*On a side note I think I will add more onion next time.

INGREDIENTS
4 medium to large Potatoes
2 medium onions
2 eggs
1 and a half cups GLUTEN FREE Flour (roughly) - you can use whatever flour you like
salt  and pepper to taste

METHOD
Peel your potatoes and then grate them on the long side of the potato to give you long strips (large side of the grater).
Place them in a sieve, over a bowl and place a plate on top to help squeeze out the potatoes water/juices.
On a separate plate peel and then grate the onion.
Keep pressing down the potatoes every now and then to get more juices out. It is important to get as much of the juices out as possible. You can also put the potato in a muslin cloth and turn to squeeze the juices out. I eventually squeezed my out in the palms of my hands.
Then mix in the grated onion.
Mix in the egg and salt and pepper.
Add the flour a bit at a time until you have a nice thick batter coating the potato strips
Heat up a frying pan nice and hot with a good quality olive oil
Spoon dollops of potato batter in the pan and flatten out a bit into rounds
Fry in batches until nice and crisp.
Place on plates and eat immediately or place in the oven at a low heat to keep warm



Enjoy

ps people will want seconds


26 comments:

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    1. thank Lindsay - they are very yummy!!!
      I could eat a whole PILE of them :)
      hugs
      BB

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  2. YUMMY.

    Will def have to try these :)

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  3. I really want to try one of these :)

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    1. make them tonight - you can thank me later ;)

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  4. I am definately going to try these, they look yummy!

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    1. yay! let me know how they turn out :)
      plse

      thanks for visiting
      BB

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    1. thanks Modern Frills :)
      glad to have you visiting here

      hugs
      Betty Bake x

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  6. I love latkes they are so delicious! Great alternative to do gluten free, when my mother-in-law makes them special for my two boys she does them egg free as well. Great photos, thank you for sharing!!

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    1. your mom in law is so sweet to make different variations :)
      have a fab day
      thanks for stopping by :)

      BB

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  7. Looks delish!Perfect for a grab and go snack!

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    1. yes - and they taste so good cold.
      I need to go buy more potatoes now as i'm aLL out!!!
      darn

      hugs
      Betty Bake

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  8. looks yummy :) it reminds me of my childhood, and maybe I should make that tonight for dinner :)

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    1. you must have a delicious childhood then :)
      enjoy
      and thanks for saying hi

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  9. I am just ready for lunch, and now feeling even hungrier!

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    1. oops sorry ;)
      have a fab day
      and quick make some :)
      hugs
      BB

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  10. If you have a salad spinner, use that to get the water out of the potatoes. I love having them with looooaaads of lemon and a bit of sugar.

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    1. mmm salad spinner is a great idea ... but don't have one. darn

      thanks for the comment
      hugs
      BB

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  11. Hi Betty!! Thanks soooo much for voting for me in 'the homies', all the best for your awards coming up (I was too late to vote, sorry)
    thanks for finding my blog, so I could find yours!! We've just started eating more real foods, so this is awesome!! Now following!
    Cheers!!
    Courts aka apprentice extrovert

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    1. my pleasure Courtney :) I loved your day bed idea :) and the black and white stripes are fabulous!
      I am busy looking at making something like it so i LOVE what you did to inspire me :)
      great about eating whole foods

      hugs
      BB

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