Zucchini Potato Latkes

Zucchini Potato Latkes

Recipe Rating: 3.62795
Serves 6
This version of potato pancakes comes from Romania. It is a great alternative to the traditional latke recipe. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 small zucchini, trimmed
  • 3 large yellow potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil, plus more for frying
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup matzoh meal or potato flour
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Grate onion in a food processor and remove to a large bowl. Grate zucchini in the processor and add to onion. Grate potatoes in the processor and add to onion and zucchini. (Alternatively, finely dice onions and grate zucchini and potatoes by hand with a box grater.)

Pick up small amounts of zucchini-potato mixture by the handful and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Reserve all liquid and allow it to settle in a bowl for a few minutes. Put pressed mixture in a clean bowl. Carefully pour off watery part of reserved liquid but do not discard thick starchy sediment at the bottom of the bowl. Stir thick liquid into potato mixture.

In a small bowl whisk together eggs, oil, salt and pepper and combine with potato mixture. Add matzoh meal to batter, starting with 1/2 cup and adding more if necessary until potato mixture has enough body to form pancakes.

Heat a 1/2-inch depth of oil in a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron. Form potato mixture into pancakes of approximately 3 inches in diameter and carefully place into oil, taking care not to crowd pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden on both sides, for a total of about 6 minutes. Drain on clean paper bags. Keep pancakes warm while the rest are frying by placing cooked, drained pancakes in a 200°F oven.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 250 calories (30 from fat), 3g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 830mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 8g protein.
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