HOW TO POTATO LAKES
Makes: 24 INGREDIENTS For the latkes
5 baking potatoes 2 orange sweet potatoes 1 yellow onion
½ cup flour
1tsp baking powder 2 eggs
1tsp pepper Vegetable oil
METHOD Peel the potatoes. Using the large holes of a box grater or a food processor, grate the potatoes and onions.
Transfer this mixture to a large dishcloth and wring out any excess liquid.
Place the mixture in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, beaten eggs, salt and pepper. Toss the mixture with your hands to thoroughly combine.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat.
Add a small drop of the mixture to the pan. If the fat sizzles around the edges, the oil is hot enough. Drop four spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil. Fry until crispy and golden.
Flip and cook the other side (about two to three minutes per side). Place some paper towels over a cooling rack.
Allow the excess oil to drain. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
You can also place the rack on a baking sheet in a 220°C oven for a few minutes to warm through and re-crisp the latkes.