Potato Latkas

Serve these potato latkas with applesauce or sour cream

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Serve these potato latkas with applesauce or sour cream

Try this recipe for potato latkas in time to celebrate Hanukkah, which begins December 20 at sunset


  • 1 yellow onion, grated on medium shred

  • 6 russet potatoes, coarsely grated and squeezed dry to equal 6 cups

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose 

  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Enough canola oil to cover 1/4 inch of your frying pan

  • 1 cup sour cream (garnish)

  • 1 cup applesauce (garnish)


  1. Combine the grated onion and potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in the egg.
  3. Sprinkle the flour overtop, along with the salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix with your hands. (The mixture will be a bit soupy.)
  5. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large non-stick frying pan.
  6. Drop the potato mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into the hot oil.
  7. Fry the latkas 2 to 3 minutes on each side until completely browned.
  8. Remove the latkas and drain on paper towels.
  9. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and keep warm in a preheated 250°F oven until ready to serve. (The latkas can be made 2 hours ahead of time and kept warm in the oven.)
  10. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.

Makes 20.

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