Hanukkah Latkes with French-Fried Onions


Makes 16 latkes

-7 medium russet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
-1 can gluten-free fried onions* (Scroll to the bottom to find out where to buy!) 
-4 eggs 
-1 cup gluten-free flour 
-2 tablespoons kosher salt, to taste 
-Canola, safflower or peanut oil, for frying 

Shred potatoes by hand or with the grating disk of a food processor. Once shredded, squeeze the shreds in a cheesecloth to remove excess liquid. You may want to do this in a few batches to make it easier. Put the potatoes in a large bowl.

Crack the eggs into a small separate bowl and beat with a fork until whites and yolks are combined. Add the eggs and onions to the potatoes. Add the flour in 1/4 cup amounts until the mixture is a consistency of which you can form a patty. Add more flour if needed – this will depend on your potatoes and how much water you were able to remove.

Heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet on medium high. Form patties about 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick in the center. Slide the patty into the pan, cooking just a few at a time. Fry until golden brown and then flip with a slotted spatula and cook for another few minutes. You want a golden-brown crust on both sides.

Transfer to a sheet pan lined with paper towels to cool for for a few minutes. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.

*Look for gluten-free french fried onions at the following retailers. Brand names included:

  1. Stop & Shop, Giant: Ahold GF label
  2. Aldi: Live G Free label
  3. Sprouts: Sprouts label
  4. Fresh Thyme: Fresh Thyme label
  5. HEB: Top Taste label

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