Hanukkah Latkes

Hanukkah Latkes

latkes recipe

latkes recipe

Hanukkah Latkes

Recipe Type: Appetizer

Cuisine: Jewish

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 8 pieces

Latkes are potato pancakes traditionally served during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah - and they are delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled and finely grated raw potato
  • ½ white onion finely shredded
  • 1 egg
  • good pinch of salt / pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp matzo meal or flour
  • oil for frying – canola / sunflower

 

  • To serve:
  • sour cream
  • apple sauce

Instructions

  1. Place grated potatoes in a sieve and squeeze out as much liquid as possible
  2. Add to a bowl and mix in all the other ingredients
  3. I always use my hands to mush everything together
  4. If you see more liquid coming out this is probably because of the salt so drain any excess liquid off
  5. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of your frying pan by ½ cm
  6. Test the oil to see if it is hot enough by dropping a tiny piece of potato in
  7. If it sizzles quickly then it’s ready to cook
  8. The heat needs to be medium to high
  9. The objective is to get them crispy of the outside and creamy and fluffy in the middle without burning them!
  10. Place a large spoon of the potato mix into the pan
  11. You can cook maybe 2 or 3 at a time depending on your pan size
  12. Make sure you don’t overcrowd the pan or they won’t cook as well
  13. Once it is golden on one side flip them and cook the other side
  14. This should only take about 2 minutes each side
  15. Drain on a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil
  16. Serve hot with apple sauce and sour cream – great combo!
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