Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

(yield: 4 large pancakes)

Perfect for Hanukkah and perfect for all of you fried food lovers out there. A festival dedicated to fried food…I’m in! Now, these latkes take the cake: decorated with both homemade apple sauce and sour cream–de-li-cious!

3 medium sized potatoes

1 small onion

1 egg

1/4 cup minced chives

1/2 cup matzo meal

1 teaspoon lemon juice

salt and freshly ground pepper

oil for frying

Into a large bowl, grate potatoes and onion.  Squeeze mixture firmly until dry.  This will take several times.  Add egg, minced chive, matzo meal, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.  Form mixture into 4 large pancakes.  In a large frying pan filled 1/2 inch full with  frying oil (canola works well), fry latkes in batches.   Latkes will take about 3-4 minutes per side to fry.  Finish by baking in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve with homemade apple sauce and sour cream. Enjoy!



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  1. Pingback: Roasted Red Potatoes with Truffle Oil and Cilantro Gremolata « Cooking with Aurora

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