Crispy and Delicious Potato Latkes

These crispy potato pancakes are traditionally served at Hanukkah but they're delicious any time!

Potato latkes, a traditional Hanukkah food, served with sour cream and applesauce .

Crispy And Delicious Potato Latkes

Course Side Dish


  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or matzo meal
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • paprika, to taste
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Wash and peel the potatoes, then grate with a grater or food processor. Drain off all liquid, and squeeze the excess liquid out by hand. Then pat dry with paper towels.
  • Beat the eggs and mix with the grated potatoes and other ingredients, except the oil.
  • Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Drop potato mixture by heaping tablespoons into oil (about 4 at a time).
  • Use a pancake turner or the back of a spoon to flatten them out. Fry to golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side).
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with applesauce or sour cream.
Keyword Crispy And Delicious Potato Latkes, Potato Latkes

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Denise Dill

Denise Dill is a co-op livin', garden diggin', homegrown cookin' fool who creates soups of song out of local ingredients. She's currently working as a baker and soup maker while she completes culinary school. In the past, she worked as an urban gardener and community cooking educator. She has also toured the country as a folk musician, opening for such acts as Pamela Means and Hamell on Trial.

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how many eggs do you use?

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