Zia Hatch Green Chile Latkes
- 3 LB russet potatoes (4-5 large potatoes)
- 1 large white or yellow onion
- 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 to a full jar of Zia Hatch Green Chile (strained)
- Plenty of frying oil (to maintain 1/8 inch of oil in pan)
- Applesauce and sour cream (for serving, optional)
- Chives (for serving, optional)
1. Peel potatoes and remove outer layer of onion. Using large holes in box grater, grate all potatoes and onion and place into bowl of cold water.
2. Gently shake the mixture in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Remove the potatoes and onion with your hands, give a gentle press to remove liquid, and place into a clean kitchen towel. Make sure not to strain, but to use your hands.
Pour out bowl, you should see the starch left at the bottom that we’ve removed. Wash the bowl out and dry, place back on table to be used.
3. Strain Zia Hatch Green Chile and place in the same kitchen towel with potato and onion mixture. Gently wring out the kitchen towel over sink, the goal here is to remove as much excess water from everything. Once no more water is dripping out, place mixture into dry bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together breadcrumbs, salt, baking powder, pepper, and eggs. Pour mixture in bowl and with your hands mix until well coated. Latke mixture should be wet and thick, not soupy.
5. In a cast iron or skillet, pour high heat frying oil into pan. You will need to continuously add more oil to ensure that there is always enough covering the bottom of the pan.
Scoop golf ball sizes of your latke mixture and place into hot oil. Using a flat spatula, give each dollop a gentle push down after 30 seconds. Give each side about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Remove from cast iron once done cooking and place onto paper towel to soak up excess grease.
7. Top with more Zia Hatch Green Chile, sour cream, apple sauce, or other toppings of your liking!
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