Potato & Parsnip Latkes
17th December 2022
Crunchy pan-fried potato pancakes
500g red potatoes
100g white onion
8g (5 stalks) dill or chives (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
60g plain flour
30g cornflour or potato starch
50g coconut yogurt
½ tsp aleppo pepper flakes (optional)
1½ tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
250ml vegetable oil
These ingredients make 10 latkes
1. Prep the veggies
Wash and peel all the veggies, leaving the potatoes until the end.
Grate the peeled parsnips on the large side of a box grater.
Chop the dill & combine with the parsnips.
Very finely dice or grate the onion, and add to the veggie mix.
Grate the potatoes into a separate bowl, covering with a tea towel so they don’t oxidize.
Once finished grating, combine with the other grated veg.
2. Squeeze the potato mix
To get crispy latkes, the potato and onion mixture needs to be dry. Put the veggie mix onto a tea towel or cheesecloth, and ring it to remove as much liquid as possible.
3. Mix in the other ingredients
Combine the grated vegetables with the two flours, baking powder, seasoning & coconut yogurt.
4. Form the latkes
Squeeze small handfuls, weighing approximately 80g of the mix, into small balls. These should be similar size to golf balls.
Repeat until you have rolled all the mix.
5. Fry the latkes
Using a deep non-stick frying pan, pour oil that is 1cm deep. Test the oil temperature by dropping in a little strand of the potato – it should bubble but not spit.
Put the ball into the oil & cook until it goes golden.
Press it down to flatten it & cook a little longer.
Turn it over & cook for a few more minutes.
6. Drain and serve
Remove hot, crisp latkes from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve or keep warm in the oven.
Enjoy with your topping of choice – we suggest dipping in sour cream, or sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. Perfect for brunch, lunch or even dinner!
Watch how to make these here