Happy Hanukkah! To launch our gluten free holiday recipe tip of the day, I’d like to share a recipe for potato latkes. I’d never made them from almost scratch before, but was surprised to find how easy it was. Many of the recipes I researched required lots of different flours and if you’ve read my previous post, “An Abundance of Flours,” you know flour really stresses me out. So I figured, what the heck, I’ll try Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour and (trumpets please)…it worked! Also, a word about the onion: when I grated the onion, for some reason, it got very soggy and no one likes a soggy onion. So I placed the grated onion, about 1/4 cup at a time, in a paper towel and squeezed the water out.
So here it goes…
8-10 red potatoes
1 large peeled onion
2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 tablespoon of pepper
1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour (or any other all purpose gluten free baking flour)
3 beaten eggs
Olive Oil (to fry them in later)
Peel potatoes and submerge them in cold water for about a minute. While they are bathing, grate the onion and put in large mixing bowl.
Next, grate the potatoes and squeeze the water out of them (I know, there’s a lot of squeezing in this recipe. Think of it as part of your work out).
Add the potatoes to the onion in the bowl. Add all the other ingredients (don’t forget to beat the eggs first).
Heat up about a 1/4 inch of olive oil in a skillet.
Okay, this part is messy…with your clean, bare hands, scoop up some of the mixture (about 1/3 of a cup or so) and place it in the hot oil. Then, with a spatula, gently press down so the latkes are about 1/3 inch thick. Fry on each side until crispy, golden brown.
Put latkes on a plate covered with two or three paper towels to absorb some of the oil.
Serve with sour cream or applesauce (or ketchup, because my kids like that…not me. Okay, I tried it and they’re pretty good that way, too).
Now here’s how I know they passed the test: My gluten free teen said after tasting…”Are these really gluten free?”
Ahhh. the sweet smell of oily, delicious success!