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Making Idaho Potato Latkes for a Large Group

Q:

I am making Idaho potato latkes for a lot of people.  The key is to get the moisture out of the grated potatoes.  Usually, I squeeze grated potatoes in a kitchen towel, which works great if there are not too many.  However, it is tiring and it hurts my wrist when there are a lot.  Do you have any suggestions on what else I should try?  Do you think a salad spinner would work?

A:

I have used a salad spinner quite a bit to dry out my potatoes and it works great. One other suggestion to keep the potatoes from turning gray when you grate them is to place them into a bowl of water with a little white wine vinegar or lemon juice (fresh or concentrated and it only takes a tablespoon per gallon of water).

Have a terrific latke event.

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