Rating: 4.32 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

These latkes are so light and fluffy that they melt in your mouth. These are great served with applesauce and sour cream.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix shredded Yukon Gold potatoes, mashed potatoes and onion. Add in eggs, matzo meal and salt; mix well.

  • Feel consistency of the dough; mixture should hold together without being sticky. If it sticks to your hands, add more matzo meal until dough is no longer sticky.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, warm enough oil or butter or margarine to cover 1/4 inch of the skillet.

  • When hot, drop mixture by heaping tablespoon to oil; flatten with a spatula and cook on both sides until golden brown. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 23.8g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 350.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
These are not latkes. They are called chremslech. The difference is simple: latkes are always made with raw potatoes, chremslach with boiled potatoes. All that aside, the chremslech are better yet if you brown the onions prior to adding to mashed mixture. Use lots of ground pepper as a seasoning. You can also add a crushed garlic clove to the oil and remove it before it browns too much. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2003
Mine did not turn out light and fluffy. And the taste wasn't that great either. I was disappointed. I t could have been the recipe or the cook...i don't know...try 4 yourself. Read More
(7)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
These are not latkes. They are called chremslech. The difference is simple: latkes are always made with raw potatoes, chremslach with boiled potatoes. All that aside, the chremslech are better yet if you brown the onions prior to adding to mashed mixture. Use lots of ground pepper as a seasoning. You can also add a crushed garlic clove to the oil and remove it before it browns too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2004
I have just tried this recipe for latkes it is wonderful. The only difference for me is to shred the potatoes and not cook them first. I also add a couple of cloves of garlic to the mix. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
We LOVED this recipe. It was delicious. The latkes were fluffy tasty and easy to make. This has become a Hanukkah staple in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2009
Wish I could give it 10 stars...they reminded me of the kind my Bobie use to make from scratch when I was a kid. I live in an area where I can't buy the "box" mix for potato latkes (which is what I usually do if my kids come to visit and bring them to me) and have been looking for a good recipe. This is it. I did change one thing though. I used Idaho potatoes and didn't shred any Yukon s. Just used all the Idaho s and mashed them up after I boiled them...so so good!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
My husband is Jewish and I am Italian. He was so impressed with these latkes and feels they were the best he has ever tasted in all of his year eating latkes! Quick and easy especially with the food processor. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
These were great. I spent lots of time last Chanukkah (our first observance of the festival) looking through latke recipes. The matzah meal really makes the difference. These went very quickly at home and at oneg. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
The latkes were tasty & will be my new favorite Hannuka recipe. They even freeze quite well without too much loss in flavor! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2003
Mine did not turn out light and fluffy. And the taste wasn't that great either. I was disappointed. I t could have been the recipe or the cook...i don't know...try 4 yourself. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2008
I made these twice for the holidays and both times people told me these were the best latkes they had ever had Read More
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