I got a text from my friend and Agent Sally on Sunday that said “latkos. Do it. You’re Welcome. Hurry.” Which, ok, thank you. It’s not like this is a super busy week for me or anything but sure. I happened to be planning to be in the kitchen all day Monday and did in fact have all the ingredients on hand so I decided to fit it in. I did a quick search to see if anyone had made them before and of course my fellow cheftestant on Guy’s Grocery Games, Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat had made an amazing looking version here. I set out to make a more simple version that highlighted the latkes, and just used apples, cheese, scallions, and sour cream as the toppings. I texted Sally after I made it and she said she meant latke tacos. Oops!
Step one is to grate all the potatoes and soak them in water.
Dry them well and add egg and breadcrumbs.
Then fry them up.
Pile it high with cheese and apples.
Then top with sour cream and scallions.
This was an amazing plate of nachos. Obviously similar to totchos, but super crispy and the apples on top were unexpected and really nice.
Latkchos – Latke Nachos
- 3 russet potatoes grated about 4 cups
- 1/2 a large onion grated
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
- oil for frying
- diced apple
- sour cream
- sliced scallion
- Put the grated potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and allow to soak for an hour. Drain
- Mix the onion into the potatoes and allow them to dry on a paper towel. Wrap the towel around them and squeeze out excess liquid. Pour them into a large bowl.
- Add the egg and breadcrumbs and stir to combine. Add in salt and pepper.
- Form large coin shaped patties with the potato mixture. Pour about a half inch of oil in a frying pan. Cook the latkes in the oil about 2 minutes per side to brown. Allow to cool and dry on a rack or paper towel.
- Pile up the latkes and top with cheese and apples. Broil on low to melt and brown the cheese. Top with sour cream and scallions before serving.