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Dec 2, 2007 01:17 PM

Potato Pancakes

Who has a great recipe defintely with onions in them?

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    1. I used Wolfgang Puck's recipe from food network site for three years in a row.
      You can always add in some green onion to the mix.

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        1. I'll post a great reliable recipe that I've been using for the last 20 years for Latkes that was my mother's before that(with some alterations) when I get home this evening. I use half and half red skins and yulon golds that I shred in the processor then chop so that they're pretty close to hand grated texture with lots of onion, and I put a fair amount of chopped parsley , paprika, minced garlic and a little cayenne. Anyway, I''l post after a while with the full recipe.

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            1. They also need a small amount of baking powder to leaven them a little bit. and if you just run them through the grate/shred disc, they are not the traditional consisitency, which is much finer than that. As I said I'll post a reliable excellent recipe within the next 3-4 hrs.

              1. re: chazzerking

                Definitely agree on the shredding issue. First I shred using the shredding disc, then put in the metal blade and chop. Latkes are NOT like hash browns.

                My family would never put onions in latkes.

                My recipe is simple, and if you really insist on onions I suppose you could add them.

                4 whole potatoes, peeled
                2 whole eggs
                1/3 cup flour
                1 teaspoon baking powder

                1. re: chazzerking

                  You need to have baking powder and I think you realy need it because they are a bit...tough/gluey. German ones sometimes are just potato, onion, egg, flour. They end up very flat.
                  I prefer a "spidery" crisp pancake.

                  mmm...not a good time for me to be on the South Beach Diet. Ha!