Potato Latkes

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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

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.    

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    16 Discussions

    made these several times and love'm

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

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

    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!" 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?

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

    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?

    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,

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

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