Introduction: Potato Latkes

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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

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

Step 2: Prepare Vegetables

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

Step 3: Make Latke Mixture

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

Step 4: Frying Latkes

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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.    


Rich_Limburger (author)2017-11-06

made these several times and love'm

craft-and-crochet (author)2016-07-30

Yum! I really like latkes! Have you tried the cheese latkes? Do you want me to post them?

Rich_Limburger (author)2016-01-03

sounds like it tastes better than Reifküchen. i might have a go at it one of these days. LIke the instructable.

lil larry (author)2011-03-21

Mmmm...this sounds yummy! back in 5th grade there was this girl who was jewish and she fried Latkes and I was like" WOW! These are delicious!" I am going to make these!

krystal_yaj (author)2010-12-13

How does this taste like?? Interested in trying it out. What would you make with a side dish or something with this?

cpk86 (author)krystal_yaj2010-12-13

They taste a lot like hash browns if you've had those. If not, just make them! They are delicious and easy (obviously)!

Mutant raider (author)2010-12-13

I am not Jewish yet I love these things. They taste really good!

zippos (author)2010-12-06

That looks very nice

michaelgohjs (author)2010-12-04

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?

jessyratfink (author)2010-12-03

Oh, now I want some with applesauce. That is the best. Almost makes me want to run to the grocery for eggs!

Dracu1a (author)2010-12-01

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!

shadowpuppete (author)2010-12-01

That looks really tasty! But what exactly is matzah meal...? I haven't seen if before.

thingy (author)2010-12-01

Bless you,

Fry in schmaltz if your arteries can take it. It's really good.

suzanmitchel (author)2010-12-01

Mmmm, delicious!

CodeKid1001 (author)2010-11-30

I ♥ latkes especially on a cold winter night.
BTW they taste better with apple sauce on top!

TechNerd1012 (author)2010-11-30

looks good!

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