Latkes Recipe

Recipe for Latkes Recipe


4 large russet (baking) potatoes
1 medium onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus extra for seasoning
Vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Sour cream or applesauce
Garnish: fresh chives


Peel and grate potatoes and onion. Transfer to a sieve or kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water. In a large bowl, combine grated mixture, egg, baking powder, flour, and salt. Warm a thin layer of oil (about 2 tablespoons) in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat. Drop batter into skillet one heaping spoonful at a time (but don’t crowd the pan). Flatten gently; don’t push potatoes too hard into oil. (Each latke should be about 2 inches wide.) Fry in batches, turning once, 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season well with salt and pepper. Add a dollop of sour cream or applesauce, garnish with fresh chives, and serve immediately.



12 servings

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As a child I grew to love Latkes. We ate them all year with baked, sliced Apples & a touch of Honey. As I've aged, I discovered that the Apples & Honey serve an important service; they absorb or cover the effect of the oil in my digestive system (I no longer do well with fried foods). I still love them, now if I could just get my Wife to make them. She contends that if I want them, then I will have to make them except near Chanukah, it's her gift to me then.
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