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    Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

    Potato Latkes (Pancakes). Photo by Chef Elaine C.

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Chef Elaine C.'s Note:

    These are sauteed pancakes, and delicious. This is the way my grandmother made them, and they were served at the Jewish holidays of Hanukah and during the 8 days of Passover, but not at the Seder (dinner and religious service), but for a light supper. They are good served as a side dish with the Winter Vegetable Plate in my cookbook. If you don't have Matzo Meal (which is also great for breading meat or fish),substitute all purpose flour.

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    Serves: 4-6



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Peel potatoes, apple, and onion.
    2. 2
      Put them through a meat grinder, if you have one. Alternatively, grate them in food prcessor or blender.
    3. 3
      Pour off some of the excess water from grated potatoes.
    4. 4
      Beat eggs lightly in medium bowl and add grated potato mixture, salt, and matzo meal or flour.
    5. 5
      Pour about 1" of oil in large skillet and heat until a few drops of water sizzle when they hit the oil.
    6. 6
      Drop the mixture by tablespoons into the hot oil.
    7. 7
      Brown latkes to golden color, then flip over and brown the other side.
    8. 8
      Immediately remove to double or triple layer of paper towels to drain. Serve hot, with apple sauce and sour cream'.
    9. 9
      If you can't serve at once, put in 190 deg. F oven. I put each batch in the oven as soon as they are drained, so that all are good and crisp. I also usually double or triple the recipe according to the number of people eating.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 19, 2009


      Followed this recipe exactly. I think adding the apple stops the potato from going brown and gives the latkes an interesting taste. I served them with fish so left off the apple sauce. I made these for the Let's P-A-R-T-Y December Cooking event 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

    Serving Size: 1 (217 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 358.7
    Calories from Fat 151
    Total Fat 16.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 122.6 mg
    Sodium 637.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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