These potato pancakes are both flavorful and crispy. It is so much easier if you have a food processor with a shredder on it. Either way, worth making!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the shredded potatoes in a cloth, and wring as much of the moisture out as possible. Place the potatoes into a bowl, and stir in the onion soup mix, garlic, eggs, flour, Cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper until well mixed.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, and drop the potato mixture by heaping tablespoons into the hot oil. Press down on the patties to flatten them to about 1/3 inch thick. Fry the patties until golden brown and crisp on the bottoms, 5 to 8 minutes, then flip and cook the other side until crisp and golden. Remove the latkes to paper towels to drain, and serve hot, sprinkled with green onion and a small dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 104.5mg; sodium 834.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Tasty indeed! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Tasty indeed! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
the cheese was a great idea! I also added seasoned salt (instead of regular table salt) nutmeg and a dash each of cinnamon all spice and chili powder. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2013
Made this tonight! Got sooooo many compliments. I added a little more flour some basil and some oregano. Other then that it was pretty much the same. Our friends said they were the best latkes they ever had. Even the kids ate them! I will definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2013
Would be better with less salt. The cheese and soup mix are already salty. Deliciousness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2013
Really yummy! I tried another recipe with too much egg-to-potato ratio but this was just right. I added some bacon crumbles to mine and substituted the dry onion soup for fresh chopped onions. I also tossed some diced chives and bacon crumbles on top as a garnish. Absolutely delicious and really easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2015
Very easy to make (with a food processor). Plain simple recipe plain simple latkes. The batter is a little liquidy therefore the latkes come out thin fyi. Big hit at my small party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
These latkes are excellent! Going to make them again for the third night of Hanukkah Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2020
These were great! Latkes usually have matzo in them, but I never have matzo on hand and was happy I didn't have to make a special trip to the store. I also didn't have onion soup mix so I grated some fresh onion instead. The addition of cheese is really what takes these latkes over the top! Fried cheese is always a good thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
Amazing recipe! Every time I make this, there are no leftovers. This has turned into an all year round recipe, not just Hanukkah. I decreased the salt to 1/4 tsp because the onion soup mix already has a high amount of salt. Read More