Classic Potato Latkes Recipe -
Classic Potato Latkes Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Classic Potato Latkes

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"Enjoy a serving of this indulgent side dish with a serving of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen latkes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Grate potatoes, then the onion using the large hole of a box grater. Place grated vegetables in the center of a large clean kitchen towel. Bring up the ends of the towel and twist together to form a pouch. Hold the bundle over the sink, then squeeze out as much excess moisture from the vegetables as possible. Place vegetable mixture in large bowl. Add egg, flour, salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Carefully drop tablespoonfuls of the vegetable mixture into skillet; spread each into thin circle with back of spoon. Repeat to cook 2 to 3 latkes at a time. Cook 3 to 4 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove latkes from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  3. Serve each latke topped with 1 tsp. of the sour cream; sprinkle lightly with chives. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2011

These were really tasty. I served them with sour cream and a little grated cheese.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2011

I used the Simply Potatoes that can be found in the deli section. They were slick to use. When stirring these together they seemed like they need more flour to hold/bind them together. So I added more flour than called for. I attempted to try and save time and calories and baked a few at a time on an oiled cookie sheet in the oven at 425. But this ended up taking longer than I thought and they didn't get crispy enough. The flavor was ok but pan frying in as little oil as possible was the best way to go. Good flavor but too time consuming. Especially since I was making alot and used over 2 pounds of potatoes. Not really the fault of the recipe, just not worth it to me.


14 Ratings

Apr 17, 2012

Fast. Easy. Good. If you use a nonstick pan, you don't need all that oil.

Jul 30, 2011

This was very very good!!

Mar 23, 2012

they melt in your mouth; I add shredded carrots or zuccini for a little extra veggies and serve with applesauce. wonderful

Feb 09, 2012

Just like my grams. Oh so good.

Jul 30, 2012

Fantastic....just like my dad used to make! Don't change a thing!!! I'd like to give this one an EXTRA star!!

Oct 17, 2011

These were very good. I used some janes crazy salt to season them up.


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  • Calories
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 315 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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