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Making potato latkes -- how do YOU remove the excess liquid?

CindyJ | Dec 17, 201107:36 AM     45

I spent a few minutes reading through past posts on this subject and haven't found quite what I'm looking for. I'd like to know the easiest, least messy way to remove that excess liquid from the potato/onion mixture. In the past I've wrapped the mixture in a dish towel and squeezed it out, but that leaves me with an onion-scented dish towel that I really don't want to put into my washer. I've seen a suggestion for using a salad spinner. Has anyone used this method? Does it really work? I also saw a suggestion for squeezing the mixture through cheesecloth, and that sounds good, but I'm wondering if cheesecloth would really hold up, or if it'd burst open, leaving me with a potato/onion mess to clean up.

So... how do you do it? With all the kitchen gadgetry out there, has anyone yet invented a Latke De-liquifier? Thanks!

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