Potato Latkes

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Potato Latkes

Fried & grated potatoes = comfort food….  Potato pancakes are made from grated potatoes mixed with eggs & seasonings.  Latkes are traditionally served at Hanukkah.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 (2 each)
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International


  • 2 lb russet potatoes, grated
  • 1/3 cup onions, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped, divided
  • 1/2 cup potato or all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup + vegetable oil for frying
  • sour cream – optional as garnish


  • Grate potatoes (food processor’s have an awesome attachment for this).  Place in large bowl and mix in shallots, 3/4 of the parsley, eggs, salt, pepper, and flour.
  • Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium high heat and add vegetable oil.  Make the latkes into a medium round ball (~ 3.5 ounces each or 3/4 cup).  The potatoes are going to let loose a bunch of liquid.  You want to squeeze as much liquid out as possible before putting them in the frying pan.  Form latkes into disc like shapes and set aside.
  • When oil is hot (you will know if you drip water into it and it lightly sizzles).  Place in the pan and fry on each side ~ 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.  Add oil as you go if needed, but always remember to get it hot before you add the latkes.  Turn down the heat if potatoes are burning or oil is popping up.
  • Add sea salt to taste and serve with sour cream and fresh chopped parsley.  Happy Eating! Beckie


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Keywords: Latkes, Latkas, Potato Pancakes, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Hannukah, Potatoes, Holidays

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