Potato Latkes

Potato latkes are a traditional Jewish dish for Hanukkah but they can be made on any other day as an appetizer or side dish for dinner. Latkes are usually made ​​from potatoes and onions, but you can also add zucchini, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips and more.

If you want your latkes to be golden crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside, you need to know a few rules. First, use large yellow-brown potatoes which contain  a lot of starch. It will help the latkes to stay together while cooking. Second, you should squeeze the juice from the grated potatoes really good, remove as much moisture as possible and keep them dry!

It is necessary to fry the latkes in a good quality oil and if the oil is not hot enough the latkes will be too greasy. Put the finished latkes on paper towels to absorb the excess oil and then serve immediately. If you can’t serve them right away, put the finished latkes in an oven at 95’C (200F) in a pan or on a plate to keep warm. If you want your latkes to be crunchy, don’t cover or stack them on top of one other. Latkes can be served with sour cream, smoked salmon, eggs, apple sauce, caviar, chopped herbs, such as dill, chives. My son loves them with Spicy Salsa.

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes Recipe

Potato Latkes

By Olya Sandstrom Published: December 13, 2017

  • Yield: 3 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Potato latkes are a traditional Jewish dish for Hanukkah but they can be made on any other day as an appetizer or side dish for …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the yellow and green onions, clean and peel the potatoes and put them in a bowl with cold water. Next prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Grate the potatoes on a coarse grater, squeeze the water from them and let drain. Grated potatoes must be completely dry! Mix together the grated potatoes with finely chopped onions, egg, flour, squeezed garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and put a spoon of potato mix in the oil. Press down with a spoon to get a small thin pancakes and fry on both sides over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  4. Serve hot with sour cream.

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