Friday, October 7, 2011

Potato Latkes

I first learned of latkes from Leah back in the Christmas/Hanukkah of 2008. We had a 'secret' Christmas party with a small circle of close friends at an even more secretive location, but between the five of us at the party, it was awesome! It was also a pot luck, and I made Christmas peppers aglio olio and Leah made latkes. Latkes are usually eaten by Jews for Hanukkah. :)

Potato latkes


  • 5 medium potatoes (deskinned and shredded)
  • 1 onion (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg


  • apple sauce
  • sour cream


Put the shredded potatoes and minced onion in a large colander. Add salt, and squeeze all moisture out of it. Add flour and an egg to the mixture. Work very quickly, because the longer you take, the more moisture comes out of it.

shredded potato and minced onion

Make little patties of the potato mixture and fry them in a frying pan on high heat, until golden brown. Do not overcrowd the pan, and use more oil than you think you need.

little potato patties

fried up potato patties

Serve with apple sauce and/or sour cream.

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