- 6 oz Grow & Behold Pastrami, shredded
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 4 small potatoes, grated and drained (reserve starch)
- ¼ cup grated turnip (optional)
- 2 onions, grated
- 2 teaspoons flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup minced parsley
- salt & pepper
- ½ cup or more Duck Schmaltz or vegetable oil
Grate potatoes and set in a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Allow to drain, pressing occasionally, 30-60 minutes. The starch will sink to the bottom of the liquid in the bowl. Drain off the liquid, and reserve the starch to mix back in with the batter.
Combine pastrami, eggs, yolk, potatoes & starch, turnips (if using), onions, flour, baking powder, parsley and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Heat ¼ cup duck shmaltz in a large frying pan. Fry until golden, flip carefully, then transfer to paper towel-lined plates to drain. Can be kept warm for up to 30 minutes in a 200F oven. Add more fat, adjusting heat as pan warms up, to fry remaining latkes.
Serve with applesauce and deli mustard.