Title: Green Onion Latkes
Yield: 4 servings
2 lb Mealy potatoes, peeled and
6 To 10 green onions *
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
3 tb Matzo meal/flour, or
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying
* including tender green leaves, thinly sliced or coarsely chopped
Bits of pungent green onion offset the richness of the potato.
Rinse potatoes in cold water, then squeeze out excess liquid.
Place potatoes in a mixing bowl with green onions, eggs, matzo meal,
salt and pepper. Mix well.
Heat about 1/8 to 1/4 inch oil in heavy frying pan, then drop
spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil. Fry several pancakes at a
time, cooking until golden on the first side, then turning and
cooking the other side. Serve immediately, accompanied by sour cream.
Variation: Instead of green onions, add 1/2 to 2/3 cup chopped chives.
PER SERVING (using a total of 2 tablespoons oil): 260 calories, 8 g
protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat (2 g saturated), 105 mg
cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.
Marlena Spieler writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 12/16/92.