A recipe for potato latkes on Epicurious.com involves frying a combination of grated potatoes, chopped onion, beaten egg and salt in a skillet to make crispy pancakes. Potato latkes recipes are also available on FoodNetwork.com and MyRecipes.com.
Make potato latkes according to the recipe on Epicurious.com by coarsely grating 1 pound of potatoes into a bowl of cold water. Drain the grated potatoes in a colander. Place the grated potatoes and 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion on a clean kitchen towel. Roll it up and twist the towel to remove excess liquid. Combine the potato and onion mixture with 1 lightly beaten egg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Fry portions of the batter with 1/4 cup of olive oil in a skillet. Each portion is about 2 tablespoons of the batter. Smooth the batter into 3-inch rounds after adding them to the skillet. Fry the rounds on both sides until they are brown and crispy.
The recipe on FoodNetwork.com is similar. It uses 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes, 1/4 cup of finely chopped shallots, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of flour and seasonings. Meanwhile, the recipe on MyRecipes.com contains 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes, 1 1/4 cup of grated onion, 1 egg, 6 tablespoons of flour and seasonings. It also includes 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme for extra flavor.
Serve potato latkes plain or with applesauce or sour cream.