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Cheesy Potato Latkes


Cheesy Potato Latkes

Here is something that I made when I wanted some savory snack for tea. Latkes are potato pancakes that are shallow fried using grated potato, binding it using eggs and grated mozzarella cheese often adding in grated garlic/ garlic powder and/ onion with some seasoning. The best part is when you squeeze out all that water from the grated potato, its so much fun! Call your kids along to make this yummy snack, they are going to love it. It is so much fun when you have are giggles and messy little helpers around the kitchen (only if you are not in a hurry or ain't making them for guests )🙊



When I tried making this, I felt it would be too simple or bland when the idea of adding in mozzarella cheese dawned on me. Did the kids (my toddler and siblings) love them? It was a win-win. Cheesy tender potatoes that gives in a slight kick of garlic and onions. Perfect for a winter evening! You may use only the cornstarch to make it gluten-free. I have added in both flour and corn flour to make it extra crispy. You can never go wrong with hot snacks if they are perfectly seasoned. Serve it with some sour cream and sprinkle in a few chopped green onions. Ps. I didn't have them, so I improvised it with parsley. 😅



Get your graters and potatoes and let's make these!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large Potatoes, grated
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced / 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
    • Salt as required

    Instructions:




    1.  1. Grate the potatoes and onion using a grater or using a food processor. 

    2.  2. Pile the grated potatoes in 2 batches on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.


    1.  3. Transfer this to a big bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients. The mixture should look like the image shown.



    1.  4. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil on a medium-high flame, drop in a little potato mixture, and check if the mixture sizzles, that's when you know the oil is hot. 




    1.  5. Using an ice- cream scoop (or use 2 tablespoons of the mixture), scoop the mixture and drop it carefully into the hot oil and flatten it slowly using the back of the scooper. Let them cook about 3-4 mins each side till they become crisp and golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve them with sour cream and chopped green onions. Enjoy with tea or coffee!




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