Potato Latkes

Celebrate Hanukkah with a traditional recipe

November 20, 2018

Potatoes. No matter how you prepare them, they are always oh-so-good and comforting. This month we'd like to share with you an easy Potato Latkes recipe.  Latkes are traditionally cooked on Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the menorah oil in the Jewish Temple. 

  • 5 Large potatoes, washed and shredded and squeezed dry*
  • 1 Small onion grated
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons matzoh meal 
  • 2 Eggs
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sour cream or applesauce (optional)
*You can skip all of the shredding and buy pre-shredded potatoes.  Just thaw if frozen and squeeze dry.

  • Put potatoes, onions, seasonings & matzoh meal in a bowl
  • Beat eggs and then add to your potato mixture and mix well
  • Heat oil in frypan, gently drop potato mixture in heated oil and flatten (we used a large ice-cream scoop)
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side
  • Place on paper towel to drain excess oil
  • Serve with applesauce or sour cream

You can also use this same recipe but substitute your potatoes for sweet potatoes and instead of using onion powder, substitute with cinnamon. Have leftover mashed potatoes? You can use those up in place of the shredded. Either way these potatoes are delish' and can be served at breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack!

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