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Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

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Ingredients:
3 lbs potatoes (grated or mashed)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or matzo meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 onion, minced
black pepper, to taste
paprika, to taste
vegetable oil (for frying)

Directions:
Wash and peel the potatoes, then grate with a grater or food processor. Drain off all liquid, and squeeze the excess liquid out by hand. Beat the eggs and mix with the grated potatoes and other ingredients, except the oil. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Drop potato mixture by heaping tablespoons into oil (about 4 at a time). Use a pancake turner to flatten them out. Fry to golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side). Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with applesauce or sour cream.

Instead of frying, you can also bake the latkes at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Give them a quick broil at the end for a crunchy outside.

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