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Advent Calendar Cookbook—Day 26: Lemon Latkes

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2½ pounds), peeled.
  • 1 large onion.
  • 2 large egg yolks.
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated.
  • 2.5 ounces finely grated Parmesan (about 1¾ cups).
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest.
  • Pinch of Kosher salt.
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour.
  • ¾cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil.
  • 1 cup ricotta (preferably Calabro).

Instructions:

  • Grate potatoes and onion on the large holes of a box grater into a large bowl. Squeeze out excess liquid from potatoes and onions with a dish towel into a medium bowl; reserve liquid. Add egg yolks, garlic, Parmesan, and lemon zest to potatoes and onion and mix well; season with salt. Gently fold in flour, adding reserved liquid if needed, until mixture is loose but still holds together.
  • Heat ¼ cup oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium. Squeeze about ⅓ cup potato mixture into a rough ball with your hands to get rid of excess liquid. Press ball down to make a 3½”-diameter flat round. Working in batches, cook latkes, turning occasionally and adding 1–2 Tbsp. oil between batches, until both sides are golden and crunchy, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Process ricotta in a food processor until super smooth and silky. Serve alongside latkes.

 


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Last Modified: December 22, 2022