Potato Latkes

In many Jewish homes it wouldn’t be Hanukkah without potato latkes. Whether you celebrate the festival of lights or not, you should give them a try!


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. matzoh meal or flour
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Peanut or vegetable oil for frying


Using a food processor, grate the potatoes and onion. Transfer the mixture to a clean dishtowel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. 

Add the eggs, matzoh or flour, salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix well, then add the potatoes and onions. Mix that well too.

In a heavy bottomed pan over high heat, pour in about ¼ inch of oil. Once the oil is hot, drop the batter into the pan, and use a spatula to flatten drops into disks. Flip when the edges are brown and crispy, after about 5 minutes. Cook until second side is deeply browned. Transfer to a paper lined plate to drain and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

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