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Crisp mornings and clear days are bringing the best of early Winter.
Fresh leafy greens, bountiful root vegetables and brassicas.
Crisp mornings and clear days are bringing the best of early Winter. Fresh leafy greens, bountiful root vegetables and brassicas.
Potato and Parsnip Latkes

Potato and Parsnip Latkes

1 large potato (around 300g), peeled and coarsely grated
1 parsnip (around 250g), peeled and coarsely grated
½ medium onion, halved and coarsely grated
30g plain flour
1 tsp fine sea salt
2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Soured cream/crème fraîche to serve

Heat the oven to 140°C/120°C fan/gas 1. Put the grated potato and parsnip in a large mixing bowl, toss together, then immediately mix in the onion (the acidity in the onion will prevent the potato and parsnip going brown). Stir in the flour, salt, eggs and a good grinding of black pepper.

Fill a wide non-stick frying pan 5mm deep with oil and put over a medium- high heat. Once hot, carefully add heaped dessert spoonfuls of the latke mixture to the pan. Pat each one down gently with the back of the spoon until the latke is 8-9cm wide. Don’t overcrowd the pan – they won’t brown if you do; you’ll probably have to do 2-3 batches (4-5 latkes per batch).

Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden, then flip with a spatula. Cook for another 4 minutes or until beautifully golden.

Line a baking tray with kitchen paper. Use your spatula to transfer the cooked latkes to the tray, allowing any excess oil to drain. Keep warm in the oven while you make the rest. Serve with soured cream or crème fraîche.

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