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Potato Latkes I

"A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!"
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servings 102 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (10 to 12 latkes)


  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 620 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.
  2. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
  3. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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What I like to do with these is to grate the potatoes, as opposed to shredding. I find the texture much more appealing. More like a potato pancake, instead of a true latkes, but that's just my p...

Most helpful critical review

ok, so latkes might not be for me, and they definately aren't for the boyfriend. while i could eat them, and they weren't bad he just couldn't get through it i'll be making him something later.

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What I like to do with these is to grate the potatoes, as opposed to shredding. I find the texture much more appealing. More like a potato pancake, instead of a true latkes, but that's just my p...

I love making Latkes the easy way!! I use the Simply Potatoes already grated! They make wonderful and delicious Latkes!!

These latkes were so awesome, just like my grandmother and mom used to make. I only used 1 egg per 2 cups of potato. I used the food processor's large grater blade and kept the grated potato i...

This was a bit eggy for me. I will definitely only use 1 egg next time. I prefer to be able to taste the potato more. Also, I read an article about the perfect latke and it said the best temp...

I made these for Easter/Passover and they turned out great! I remember when my mom would make these, and she would always complain about the shredding of the potatoes, but it really wasn't a bi...

This was AMAZING. I didnt have peanut oil so I used vegetable.

These were really delicious! I doubled the onions and still needed more...I'll add more next time. I went with other reviewers and added garlic powder and only used 1 egg per 2 cups of shredde...

I have never made Latkes before but these were a breeze! I used my food processor (I know..kind of cheating) and it was so simple. I also used olive oil instead of peanut oil and they still tast...

I just made these for brakfast and loved them. I didn't have an onion so used powdered onion and some garlic salt. The first time i made them to thick. The next batch i made thinner and they wer...