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Every Hanukkah I look forward to eating potato latkes.  Here is an authentic latke recipe straight from a Jewish mother.

Step 1: Ingredients

5 potatoes
1 onion 
1 carrot 
2 eggs
1/4 cup matzah meal
salt and pepper
Oil (for frying latkes)

Step 2: Prepare Vegetables

Wash, peel and grate the potatoes, onion, and carrot.  Put grated vegetables in a large bowl and mix.

Step 3: Make Latke Mixture

Beat eggs and add them to the potatoes, onion and carrot.   Add the matzah meal and mix well.

Step 4: Frying Latkes

Put oil in a skillet (enough to fry latkes). Heat oil and then put latke mixture by 1/4 to 1/2 cup into the pan. Cook on both sides until mixture is cooked. Place on plate and paper towel to cool off.    
<p>Yum! I really like latkes! Have you tried the cheese latkes? Do you want me to post them?</p>
<p>sounds like it tastes better than Reifk&uuml;chen. i might have a go at it one of these days. LIke the instructable.</p>
Mmmm...this sounds yummy! back in 5th grade there was this girl who was jewish and she fried Latkes and I was like&quot; WOW! These are delicious!&quot; So...now I am going to make these!
How does this taste like?? Interested in trying it out. What would you make with a side dish or something with this?
They taste a lot like hash browns if you've had those. If not, just make them! They are delicious and easy (obviously)!
I am not Jewish yet I love these things. They taste really good!
That looks very nice
it looks simple......and THATS GREAT!!! i think i am going to try this out..just wondering can we use other types of flour? say corn or rice flour? <br>
Oh, now I want some with applesauce. That is the best. Almost makes me want to run to the grocery for eggs!
Applesauce makes a great dipping sauce...but you should try them with some sour cream! It really sets them off into a different dimension. Gotta try this recipe, looks great!
That looks really tasty! But what exactly is matzah meal...? I haven't seen if before.
Bless you, <br> <br>Fry in schmaltz if your arteries can take it. It's really good.
Mmmm, delicious!
I &hearts; latkes especially on a cold winter night. <br>BTW they taste better with apple sauce on top!
looks good!

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