Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Ricotta Latkes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 40 min (includes draining time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 10 latkes



Special equipment:
food processor; electric griddle; cheesecloth
  1. Tightly wrap the ricotta in cheesecloth and drain in the fridge overnight.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Spin the ricotta in a food processor fitted with the standard S-blade for 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until completely smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in the buttermilk and eggs.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients into the ricotta mixture and follow with the herbs, lemon zest and a few rasps of nutmeg. Fold with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  5. Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F. Lightly apply nonstick cooking spray, then drop 1/4 cup of the batter on the griddle for each latke. Working in 2 batches, cook until browned, flipping only once, 5 minutes per side.