Scrub Potatoes well. Peel if you like. Run potatoes through Food Processor to grate and then place in a Bowl with cool waters. Set aside.
Rinse out Food Processor and shred or grate Onions. Place Onion in Tea Towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out all liquid.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together Eggs. Add Salt, Pepper, Matzo Meal, 1 TBL Potato Starch, Baking Powder (if using) and drained onions.
Drain Water from Potatoes and save the Starch left in the Bowl. Squeeze out all water from Potatoes and add to Onion Mixture. Scoop out the Starch from the Potato Bowl and add to Latkes mixture.
Use a cookie scoop and dip into potato starch, if desired. With a spatula, flatten latkes to about 1/4 thick. Spray one side of Latkes well with Oil. Place oil side down in well oiled Air Fryer. Generously spray Latkes with Oil.
Air Fry at 380 degrees for 9 minutes, turning over after 5 minutes. Serve with Applesauce and Sour Cream.
A box grater or Cuisinart Large Food is the best way to grate the potatoes.Soaking the potatoes will make for better latkes. Plus, the starch from the potato water is awesome to add into the mix, which will help crisp up the latkes.Baking Powder is optional. It will add to the fluffiness of the Latkes. Traditionalists did not use it, so if you want to stay to old world tradition, don't use it. For a fluffier Latkes, toss it into the batter.Some people peel the potatoes, others do not. Try them both ways and see which you prefer. I do them both ways.Onions release a ton of water, so make sure to squeeze them out in a towel. This is key!!!! The latkes will fall apart otherwise.Another trick is to put a light dusting of potato starch on the formed latkes for added crispness.Traditional Latkes
To keep the latkes traditional with the oil, you can always drip the latkes in the oil and then use the air fryer, so that would make them closer to traditional without pan frying and without all the splatter all over your oven!
For savory Thanksgiving latkes try adding garlic powder, nutmeg and allspice. A bit of pumpkin spice is great too!