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Zucchini Potato Pancakes

Serves 6
Time 35 min
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.
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Ingredients
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 small zucchini, trimmed
  • 3 large yellow potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil, plus more for frying
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal or potato flour
  • Sour cream, for serving
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Method

Separately grate onion, zucchini and then potatoes in a food processor and transfer to a large bowl.

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, then carefully pour off the watery part but retain the 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 matzo 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.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 6 small zucchini, trimmed
  • 3 large yellow potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil, plus more for frying
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal or potato flour
  • Sour cream, for serving
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.