It is a holiday tradition to fry latkes in hot oil, but here shredded potato-and-onion pancakes get a coating of matzo crumbs, then are pan-fried in a small amount of oil and finished in a hot oven for a few minutes. The golden-crisp results have only 4 grams of fat and 100 calories per serving--truly a miracle.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss shredded potato, onion, shallots and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to a sieve set over a large bowl; let drain for about 15 minutes. Squeeze the potato mixture, a handful at a time, over the bowl to release excess moisture (don't oversqueeze--some moisture should remain). Transfer the squeezed potato mixture to another large bowl. Carefully pour off the liquid, leaving a pasty white sediment--potato starch--in the bottom of the bowl. Add the starch to the potato mixture. Stir in egg.

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  • Put matzo pieces in a sealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin into coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs and pepper over the potato mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until the matzo is softened, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir the potato mixture. Cook 4 latkes per batch: place 1/4 cup potato mixture in a little of the oil and press with the back of a spatula to flatten into a 3 1/2-inch cake. Cook until crispy and golden, 1 1/2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the latkes to the prepared baking sheet. Continue with 2 more batches, using 1 tablespoon oil per batch and reducing the heat as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Tips

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

99.9 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 1.2g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 66.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 6.1mg 10% DV; folate 16.9mcg 4% DV; calcium 12.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 21.2mg 8% DV; potassium 277.9mg 8% DV; sodium 209.7mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Haven t tried this recipe yet............Love potatoes and this sounds like a great recipe. C ant wait to get cooking................... Read More