Rating: 5 stars
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Latkes (potato pancakes) are a must have at Hanukkah, but really are wonderful any time of year! This is my mother's recipe, which is honestly the best latke I've had. I usually end up having to make a second batch because they disappear so quickly. I've tried other recipes and always return to these. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce.

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
prep:
15 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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  • Mix potato, onion, eggs, crackers, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.

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  • Pour enough vegetable oil into a skillet to fill about 1/2-inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.

  • Drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture, first pressing potato mixture against the side of the bowl to remove excess liquid, into the hot oil; slightly flatten the latkes into the oil with the back of your spoon so they are evenly thick.

  • Cook in hot oil until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain latkes on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 30.4g; cholesterol 93mg; sodium 672.1mg. Full Nutrition
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