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Gluten-Free Potato Latkes


Nothing beats golden, crispy, lacy latkes.


A gluten-free favorite from the archives- these tender, lacy latkes are easy to make. Serve with homemade applesauce and sour cream spiked with a hint of horseradish or chives. And PS: I just passed my 5th year blog anniversary! Five years blogging gluten-free recipes.

Delicious thanks to all of you- much love xox Karina


GFG Gluten-Free Potato Latkes

"Put on your yamaka, it's time for Hanukkah!" [Adam Sandler]. Yes, Babycakes, it is the season for latkes. Serve them with homemade applesauce (my recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce is here).

3 large starchy baking potatoes
1/2 small to medium sweet onion, minced
1/2 to 2/3 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend, as needed
2 large organic free-range eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
A pinch of nutmeg, to taste
Peanut, Canola, or high heat safflower oil, for frying

Grate the potatoes by hand or in a food processor (follow the manufacturer's instructions for grating potatoes and vegetables).

Press the grated potatoes between clean paper towels, or tea towels, to extract the moisture.

In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes with the onions and gluten-free flour such as rice flour. Add the beaten eggs, sea salt and pepper. Stir well. Add more flour or liquid as you go, if you need to.

Heat a good inch and a half of peanut oil or safflower oil in a deep sided skillet over high heat.

Carefully drop the batter with a large spoon, or fork, into the hot oil, and press down with a spatula.

Cook the latkes until they are golden on each side - crispy on the outside, and tender in the middle. This takes maybe five minutes, depending upon the size of the latke.

Remove the latkes with a slotted spatula and place on paper towels, to drain.

Keep the drained latkes warm in a hot oven until all the latkes are ready to serve. Try to work fast, as latkes are definitely best hot from the pan.

Serve the latkes immediately with homemade applesauce or sour cream.

Serves 4 - depending upon appetites.



Notes:

Some of you asked- over on Facebook- if these can be made without eggs. And the answer is, Yes! I've made these potato latkes, and also my Sweet Potato Latkes, using Ener-G Egg Replacer for two eggs, mixed with 1/4 cup warm water. Works fine.


Sweet Potato Latkes

If you're looking for a slightly different twist on the whole latke thing, try my Sweet Potato Latkes.