Wren's Recipe: Crispy Latkes
The crispiest Latkes ever
baking soda is the secret (and grating the potatoes and onions!!) Top with apple sauce or sour cream
2 baking potatoes peeled
1/2 yellow onion
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Using a box grater, grate potatoes and onion.
In a thin dish towel or cheesecloth, squeeze out all the liquid from them.
Drain water and combine potato, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, baking soda and salt.
Mix until combined.
Heat about 1 cup canola oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Using 1/4 cup form small patties (pressing mixture together with your hands).
Place in hot oil and press patties down with a spatula so they are nice and thin.
Fry 4-5 mins a side and then flip and cook for an additional 2-3 mins until crispy.
Drain on a paper towel and serve with applesauce or sour cream.