Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes


Makes about 18 latkes


2 large or 3 medium baking potatoes (about 1-3/4 pounds), peeled and shredded
1 large onion (8 ounces), shredded
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup matzo meal
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
Applesauce (optional)
Sour cream (optional)


  1. Combine potatoes and onion in large bowl. Add eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until hot. Drop potato mixture by level 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Use back of spatula to flatten potato mixture into 3-1/2-inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Cook about 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to ovenproof platter lined with paper towels.
  3. Keep warm in 200°F oven while preparing remaining latkes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil as needed. Serve warm with applesauce or sour cream. Garnish as desired.

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