Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded (4c.)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine egg, meal, 1/8t.
  2. salt and a dash pepper.
  3. Rinse potatoes; pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Stir potatoes and onion into egg mixture.
  5. In a large skillet, heat 1/4c.
  6. cooking oil over med.
  7. heat.
  8. For each latke, spoon about 2T.
  9. batter into the hot oil; spread to make a circle about 2 1/2" in diameter.
  10. Cook for about 2 1/2 minutes or until golden brown; turn and cook on the other side the same amount of time.
  11. Add more oil during the cooking as necessary.
  12. Drain on paper towels and serve with applesauce or sour cream.
  13. Makes approximately 32 latkes.


Most Helpful

These were excellent! They were fairly quick to make, and they turned out fine when I replaced the matzo meal with flour. I'm going to make them again for Christmas! Thanks for a great recipe!

Jessa Honey December 08, 2002

This was my 1st attempt at Latkes and they were gobbled up by my family. I was happy to use minimal oil rather than overloading on it. I didn't have matzo meal so just used flour. Topped with applesauce - yum!

DDW January 05, 2004

The easiest Latkes ever! And, I did not need a lot of oil. They were not too greasy...I blot mine between layers of paper towels when I take them off the pan.

drrothman December 03, 2009

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