These firm potato latkes with gorgonzola and simmered red grapes are THE sweet and exquisite tidbit your vacation party needs!
These potato latkes with gorgonzola and simmered grapes take latke love to the following level with a spoon of rich and velvety gorgonzola and delicate, jammy broiled red grapes.
Firm, rich, sweet, flavorful, and in case you’re an organizer, effortlessly made-ahead. Is there anything better than effectively shareable, finger-nourishment for your vacation party (and did I notice make-ahead?).
The present formula is a delectable turn on the run of the mill fruit purée and acrid cream latke garnishes with party style. The grapes are delicate, practically caramelized, and burst when you chomp into them.
- 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes (yellow potatoes)
- 1 large onion
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (plus extra for sprinkling)
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup AP flour
- Canola oil for frying
Apple Creme Fraiche
- 8 oz creme fraiche
- 8 oz homemade applesauce (chunky store-bought can be substituted)
- Peel and rough chop the potatoes and onion. Fit a food processor with a shredding (grating) disc and shred the onions and potatoes. Alternatively you can grate them using a cheese grater.
- Place the grated onions and potatoes together in a colander and press on them to release excess moisture. To ensure that they’re really dry, I place them inside a towel in smaller amounts and tightly squeeze until no more liquid is released.
- Mix the drained potatoes and onion with the salt, flour, and egg until just combined.
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a sheet pan with paper towels or a rack.
- Pour enough oil to cover the bottom of a large non-stick skillet and heat over high heat until the oil is hot but not smoking. Using a small scoop or tablespoon, scoop the potato mixture and drop into the pan. (You will fry these in several batches.)
- Cook, pressing down lightly to flatten the latkes, until the first side is golden brown, then flip them carefully to the other side. Season with kosher salt and cook until golden brown. Place them on the baking sheet fitted with a rack or lined with paper towels and hold them in the oven to keep warm as you fry the remaining latkes. Repeat until the potatoes mixture is all gone.
Apple Creme Fraiche
- Mix together the creme fraiche and applesauce.
- Top each latke with a spoon of the apple creme fraiche or serve alongside.
Yields about 36 latkes
- Traditionally latkes were made with potatoes shredded on a grater, but a food processor fitted with a shredding blade makes quick work of the grating.
- Drain the potatoes very well before mixing with the flour and eggs. Drain them in a colander by pressing on them, and then wrap large scoops in a kitchen towel or paper towels and squeeze out the excess moisture.
- I use a small ice cream or tablespoon to portion out the latkes, it’s neater and makes latkes that are uniform in size.
- Test your oil to make sure it is sizzling hot before dropping the latkes into the pan. You want to see and hear that sizzle!
- Drain the fried latkes on a sheet tray fitted with a rack for the crispiest results and hold them in a warm oven while you fry the remaining latkes.
- Making Ahead?
- The latkes can be fried, cooled, and frozen for up to 2 months or stored for up to three days in the refrigerator. Drain and cool the latkes, then layer between wax or parchment paper in gallon-size plastic bags. Rewarm the potato latkes in a 350 degree oven straight from the frig or freezer until heated through.