A brand new season of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel is upon us so to celebrate, I thought we’d head back into the kitchen and whip up some of Midge’s famous Latkes. We all know that Midge’s brisket, which we’ve already made and tried, is somewhat of it’s own character but Midge does state that she make amazing Latkes so thats what I thought we’d try today. The recipe we will be using is the official Amazon released recipe and I’m both hungry and excited. For those unaware of what a latke is, a latke (or latka) is a type of potato pancake or fritter in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine that is traditionally prepared to celebrate Hanukkah. Often served with applesauce or sour cream, latke’s are absolutely delicious and even though I’m not jewish, they have been a staple in my household and we sometimes add sweet potato, zucchini and cheese into the mixture. They are crispy and delicious so let’s get started.
To make your latkes, start by peeling your potatoes and putting them into a bowl of cold water to stop them browning.
In a small bowl, combine your matzo meal, salt, pepper and baking powder.
In another bowl, lightly beat your eggs.
Pull your potatoes out of their water bowl and grate them (I opted for a chunkier grate instead of the thinnest grate as I wanted mine to have more bite as opposed to being more mushy). Put your grated potato onto a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much excess water as you can. Place into a large clean bowl. Add your minced onion to the bowl. Note: if you opted to grate your onion instead of buying minced onion, it’s definitely worth also squeezing as much water out of your onion as possible.
Head to your stove and start heating up your oil. As it heats up, combine all your other ingredients together and mix everything well.
Once your oil is hot, grab a small handful of mixture, flatten it in your hands and then place it in the hot oil. Cook on both sides until golden brown.
Drain on a paper towel. Once all your latkes are made, serve with either apple sauce or sour cream (or both!).
I’ve never had latkes with matzo meal and it certainly made the latkes a bit thicker and a touch more bready. I think it was a nice touch but I would perhaps only add about 5 table spoons as I wanted the potatoes to shine though a little bit more. I’m not the best as frying food as I can never get my oil to the right temperature but I’m happy with how these turned out anyway.
They were crispy and delicious. I love having them with both the apple sauce and sour cream so I just alternate between bites but certainly add whatever you like.
This recipe is super simple and easy to do and can certainly be done on a budget. If you are having trouble getting matzo meals, Coles does stock it but due to supply issues at the moment you might struggle to find some. I purchased mine here as Coles was completely sold out, even online.
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