Recipe by baezus
It is amazing how many variations there are to the simple Latke. This is a combination of the recipe found in "The Nate the Great" books and Jamie Geller's grandfather's recipe from her "Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Nothing".
Top Review by petlover
excellent recipe- i tried these tonight-i hand grated the potatoes ( taste better that way) , and I added a little extra onion. This made about 12 nice latkes. Thanks baezus for this great, "authentic" chanukah recipe! I will definately make again.
- 4 medium potatoes, cleaned peeled and shredded
- 1⁄4 cup grated onion
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons matzo meal or 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- oil (for frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- Let shredded potatoes drain for 10 minutes.
- Combine eggs, flour, matza/corn meal, salt, and pepper.
- Rinse shredded potatoes, drain well, and blot dry with paper towels.
- Stir potatoes and onions into the egg mixture.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Drop 6 to 8 large spoonfuls of mixture into hot oil. Using back of spoon, pat down each latke to flatten it.
- Fry approximate 3-4 minutes each side, until golden and crisp.
- Drain latkes by placing on paper towels. Repeat procedure until finished with all the batter.
- Blot excess oil with paper towels.
- Serve warm with applesauce, cranberry sauce, and or sour cream.