Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

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  • Serving: Makes about 32 latkes

This mouth-watering recipe for classic potato latkes may be enjoyed at dinner as a side dish, or before dinner as an appetizer.


  • 3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 whole egg, plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour or matzoh meal
  • 1/2 to 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Grate potatoes and place in strainer or colander. Squeeze out as much moisture from potatoes as you can. In a large bowl, combine potatoes with all remaining ingredients, except oil.
  2. Heat about 1/4 cup oil in large frying pan until very hot. Drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of potato mixture into pan for each latke. Use back of spoon to flatten mixture so that each latke is about 3 inches in diameter.
  3. Fry over medium-high heat about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in a 250°F oven. Continue, using more oil if necessary for each batch. Serve hot with applesauce if desired.


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