5 cups shredded russet potatoes
2 cups thinly sliced/shaved seitan
1 1/2 cups sauerkraut (plus more for garnish)
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
pepper to taste
2-3 diced green onions for garnish
oil for frying
Vegan 1,000 Island dressing:
1 cup vegan mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon diced dill pickles
salt and pepper to taste
First, try and remove as much liquid from the shredded potatoes as you can. You can dump the shredded potatoes into a clean kitchen towel, and squeeze out as much liquid as you can, or you can put the shreds in a mesh sieve and press out the liquid that way. The more liquid you remove, the crispier the latkes will be.
Remove as much liquid as you can from the sauerkraut using the same method.
For the seitan, you can follow my recipe, or watch my video for making homemade seitan, or use store-bought. I used a kitchen mandolin to thinly slice mine then chop it up. If you do not have a mandolin, attempt to slice it as thinly as you can with a knife. You want thin small pieces.
Once the liquid has been removed from both the potatoes and the sauerkraut, add both, along with remaining latke ingredients (minus the green onion,) to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat with a few tablespoons of oil. I normally use grape seed oil for frying. Using a large spoon to scoop out about 1/4 cup portions of latke mixture. Add the latkes carefully to the hot oil and use a spatula to flatten them out. You do not want to over crowd the pan, so only cook 3 or 4 latkes at a time depending on your pan size. Let the latkes cook on the first side for a few minutes before flipping. Repeat on the other side. I normally repeat this a few times on each side just make sure they are nice and crispy. You want them to be brown, and crisp around the edges. If they seem to be burning, reduce the heat. You may also need to add more oil between batches. Place finished lakes on a wire cooling rack that has been placed on top of some paper towels.
Prepare the 1000 island by mixing all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
To serve, stack 3 or 4 latkes on a plate and top with vegan 1,000 island, green onions, and extra sauerkraut if you like.
Serves 4 - 6.