Potato Latkes

"Perfect with any pot roast, or at any Hanukkah feast."
photo by Karen.. photo by Karen..
photo by Karen..
photo by Karen.. photo by Karen..
photo by Karen.. photo by Karen..
Ready In:
12 latkes




  • Peel and coarsely shred the potatoes. (Place in cold water as you work to prevent darkening.) Rinse potatoes and drain well. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine egg, flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in potatoes and onion until vegetables are coated with egg mixture.
  • In a 12-inch skillet heat 1/2-inch cooking oil over medium-high heat. For each latke, drop 1 rounded tablespoon potato mixture into hot oil, flattening slightly. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until edges are crisp. Turn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels. Cover with foil and keep warm. Repeat frying.
  • For make ahead latkes: Prepare, cook and drain latkes. Cover and chill up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. To reheat, arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, in a 400-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through, turning once.

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  1. Karen=^..^=
    Oh, these were SO good! My family thought they were delicious with ham and pierogies for dinner. I doubled the recipe and made them bigger, so I ended up with 16. I could only do 4 at a time in my frying pan and then I drained them on paper towels and put them on a cookie sheet. This went into a 450* oven so they would stay crispy while I was doing the rest of the batch. I followed the recipe exact except I added a little bit of parsley flakes (my mom always did that when she made them). These were a real treat for all and I will be making them again. (I'll try doing them smaller next time!) Thanks for posting. (Made for Zaar Tag)
  2. Chef Dudo
    Now this is how I always make them with one change, I grate the onion too. Your recipe gave a very helpful suggestion and that was to make them ahead and then reheat in the oven. This was the first time I did that and it worked perfectly. Now I will not hesitate to make the latkes beforehand and then just reheat them, what a relief. See, you can learn something every day!<br/>Thanks for posting.



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