Lisa's Latke Recipe
1 pound white starchy potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup olive oil
Peel potatoes and coarsely grate by hand, transferring to a large bowl of cold water as grated.
Soak potatoes 1 to 2 minutes after last batch is added to water, then drain well in a colander.
Spread grated potatoes and onion on a kitchen towel and roll up jelly-roll style. Twist towel tightly to wring out as much liquid as possible.
Transfer potato mixture to a bowl and stir in egg and salt.
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot (don't let the oil burn).
In batches of 3-4 latkes, spoon out 2 tablespoons potato mixture per latke and mould into a pancake shape about 3 inches around.
Place in skillet and reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes.
Turn latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more.
Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
Add more oil to skillet as needed.
For a real fall, Thanksgiving feel serve with applesauce!