Potato Latkes

Posted Saturday, December 8th, 2012
By Marc Gottlieb
By Marc Gottlieb
Simple classic potato latkes, the perennial Chanukah treat. Shredded, of course.

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  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 35 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min


6 servings


  • 1.2 kilograms potatoes shredded and squeezed dry
  • 350 grams onion shredded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 80 grams flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns finely ground


  1. Heat a large frying pan. Add oil into the pan until it begins to climb the sides of the pan.
  2. Shred potatoes into a bowl.
  3. Shred onion into the potatoes.
  4. Squeeze as much water out of the mixture as you can. Use your hands, cheesecloth or a small pillowcase.
  5. Add eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Using a soup spoon, carefully drop portions of batter into the hot oil.
  7. Fry 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on one side. Flip and fry 2 - 2 1/2 minutes more.
  8. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Note: One serving equals 5-6 latkes
Nutritional Information

Servings Per Recipe: 6 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 371

  • Total Fat: 16.6g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Sodium: 1219mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.5g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 6.2g
  • Protein: 9.1g
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