Jewish Potato Latkes Recipe for Hanukkah

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Jewish Potato Latkes
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Hanukkah is here.

And like many other Jewish holidays, it calls for some traditional Jewish cooking (and gifts).

Luckily Hanukkah is a holiday with simple food – potato Latkes (commonly known as kosher potato pancakes or potato fritters) being a traditional & popular one.

And that’s good news for you, because contrary to many beliefs: simple food = a quick and easy recipe for delicious Jewish potato pancakes!

So today we bring you the best authentic Jewish potato Latkes recipe you’ll find. So let’s cut the excuses and get cooking. Calling all amateurs to report to the kitchen!

Recommended: Check out our homemade applesauce recipe. It goes great with potato Latkes!


Jewish Potato Latkes
Jewish Potato Latkes
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A quick and easy Jewish potato Latkes (pancakes) recipe with some sour cream/applesauce on top - for a happy & yummy Hanukkah!
Servings Prep Time
12 Latkes 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Latkes 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Jewish Potato Latkes
Jewish Potato Latkes
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A quick and easy Jewish potato Latkes (pancakes) recipe with some sour cream/applesauce on top - for a happy & yummy Hanukkah!
Servings Prep Time
12 Latkes 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Latkes 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 Cup matzo meal flour or bread crumbs can be used instead
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper for tasting
  • vegetable oil peanut oil or olive oil works just as well
  • sour cream (Optional). applesauce or cottage cheese work just as well
Servings: Latkes
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor - peel & shred the potatoes and onion into a large bowl. I recommend transferring the shredded potatoes & onion into a sieve with a cheesecloth and wring - to force out the liquids.
  2. Add eggs to the bowl and stir well.
  3. Gradually add matzo meal while mixing, until the batter is doughy, not too dry.
    Tip: Don't worry if you end up with a large amount, you don't need all of it.
  4. Add the baking powder, salt & pepper and mix well.
    Tip: If the batter turns a bit orange, that's normal. It will go away when it fries.
  5. Heat approximately 1/2 inch of oil in a large heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat (around 400°F or 200°C.)
  6. Place large spoonfuls of the potato batter, and fry them in the oil for 3-4 minutes a side.
    Tip 1: Flip the latkes when the bottom is golden-brown.
    Tip 2: Be careful not to flip them too much, as they may burn the outside of the latkes without cooking the inside
  7. Place ready latkes on paper towels to drain. Serve hot with sour cream, applesauce or cottage cheese & Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This Latkes recipe is easy enough to add some imagination to it & experiment a little. Try adding carrotscelerybell peppers or other favorite vegetables to make vegan potato Latkes!


Nutrition Facts
Jewish Potato Latkes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 217mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So how was it?

That wasn't so hard now was it?

How did your potato Latkes turn out? Did you add any special toppings to it?

Let us know in the comments & rate this recipe if you liked it!

Bon Appetite, Be'Teavon and Happy Hanukkah!

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