Perfect Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

Crisp outside, moist inside, these delicious latkes are the real thing.

Top Review by MarraMamba

the title is accurate :) these are perfection, fantastic

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate potatoes on medium-fine grater into large bowl. Grate onion and mix with potatoes.
  2. Carefully drain some of the liquid from potato m ixture. Stir in egg, matzoh meal, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup shortening in large skillet over high heat until rippling.
  4. For each pancake, spoon 1/4 cup potato mixture into skillet, flattening with back of spoon. Fry pancakes in single layer in batches, adding shortening if needed, until crisp and golden brown, 2-3 minutes each side. Serve pancakes immediately with applesauce and sour cream on the side, if desired.

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