Potato Latkes

It’s the fifth night of Hanukkah and Miss Yunks just finished a latke dinner.

The latke process is easy but time-consuming so I saved it for the weekend so I could make them with my mom.

Latke Ingredients

5-6 potatoes

2 onions

2 eggs

1 T flour

salt and pepper to taste

Process

1. Shred potatoes and onions.  We used a food processor; you can use a hand grater if you don’t have a food processor.

2. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the shredded potatoes and onions.  The drier the mix, the better latkes you’ll have.  We just used out hands, but I imagine cheesecloth would work well.

3. Stir in 2 beaten eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.

4. Heat oil in skillet and drop potato mixture by the spoonful into the hot oil. Cook until lightly browned, then flip.

5. Because we fry the latkes we in batches, we kept the already cooked ones warm in the oven.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees and move fried latkes to a tin foil lined baking sheet.

6. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! We use homemade apple sauce and sour cream.

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5 Comments

  1. Daisy
    Posted December 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    these look so good. Love the sweet topping of applesauce and the more savory sour cream option!

  2. FreeFoodBoston
    Posted December 5, 2010 at 10:34 PM | Permalink

    I finally had both latkes and sweet potato latkes this weekend. Made me SO happy. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll have time to make my own homemade this week :(

  3. MelissaNibbles
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 4:23 AM | Permalink

    YUM! I love latkes.

  4. Megan
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 9:33 PM | Permalink

    I’m a little behind, but I finally made us some latkes for dinner tonight. They are a little time-consuming but so worth it!

  5. Michelle
    Posted December 7, 2010 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    We made latkes for the first night of Hanukkah and will be making some again this weekend for the big family celebration. Yours look great!

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