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Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:20pm
Last night, I grated raw sweet potatoes, blended in eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt, and fried in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Delicious!

I was afraid they wouldn't hold up very well without some kind of added starch- I was prepared to add tapioca starch before putting up the 2nd batch but it wasn't necessary.

Grating in a whole onion didn't work well- it didn't grate evenly and the texture was weird for some that had big chunks of onion in them. Plus I think the dried onion powder helped hold them together.
Posted by: Adopted4, Monday, March 25, 2013, 11:39pm; Reply: 1
Do you pour the batter like a pancake where you fry on both sides a few minutes? It sounds fantastic but I"m unsure just what form it takes.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 2:00pm; Reply: 2
Here is a short description of the history of latkes and general instructions:
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-latkes.htm
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:48pm; Reply: 3
I spoon out a portion- about 3-4 latkes per batch in my frying pan. Then I cover the pan and let it sit a few minutes, until it's mostly cooked through. Then I flip them over with a spatula and let cook a few more minutes.

The texture of the batter is MUCH lumpier than a grain-based pancake.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:38am; Reply: 4
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I spoon out a portion- about 3-4 latkes per batch in my frying pan. Then I cover the pan and let it sit a few minutes, until it's mostly cooked through. Then I flip them over with a spatula and let cook a few more minutes.

The texture of the batter is MUCH lumpier than a grain-based pancake.

They sound delicious, and I will be making some of these! (smile)
Posted by: Possum, Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:27am; Reply: 5
Glad they worked out so well!! Wondering - is there anything else in the onion and the garlic powders that might bind?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, March 29, 2013, 6:50pm; Reply: 6
The packages of onion and garlic powder that I bought for Passover don't specify any additional ingredients. Being certified kosher for Passover, they couldn't contain wheat or corn ingredients, though theoretically they may have traces of tapioca and/or potato starch. If they do, though, it's not a lot- not enough to make a difference in the texture of baked goods.
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