Hanukkah Latke Recipes

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Kay Dee's Recipe for Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.28 stars
Simple to make, and they taste great!

Foolproof Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is my mother's latke recipe which has been a smashing hit at dozens of Chanukah parties. The secret is in the potatoes, which are crushed rather than grated, resulting in a light, crispy latke.

Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.71 stars
The one and only way to not get perfectly crispy potato pancakes is to not squeeze them properly. More than half the procedure was dedicated to grating, soaking, draining, and squeezing the potatoes. If you don't thoroughly squeeze all the liquid from the potatoes, the pancakes just won't crisp up as well. Top with thinly sliced smoked salmon, sour cream, and fresh dill.

Mom's Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.78 stars
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.

Vegetable and Feta Latkes

Rating: 4.46 stars
There are great for a change of latke pace! Terrific for Hanukah parties when you're looking to give your friends a little extra.

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.72 stars
A spicy sweet potato version of a traditional Jewish favorite.

German Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.6 stars
These are a nice change from regular pancakes. They make a great dinner meal when served with bratwurst sausage. I spread mine with cranberry sauce and top with maple syrup.

Bramboracky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes)

Rating: 4.73 stars
Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a recipe that my Czech boyfriend and I have fun with often. Potato pancakes are commonly associated with traditional Czech, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German, Hungarian and Polish cuisines, although other cuisines (including those of India and Korea) also have similar potato pancakes.

Potato Pancakes I

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a traditional potato pancake recipe, and is a wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal. You can use more flour if the mixture seems too wet.

Potato Latkes I

Rating: 4.47 stars
A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!

Potato Pancakes II

Rating: 4.09 stars
Crispy, golden and cheesy! Good use of leftover mashed potatoes. This recipe is very versatile: you can add minced garlic, chives, or 1/4 cup of any shredded raw vegetable, or substitute the cheese with a tablespoon of sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Easy Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.22 stars
My family loves these as a side dish or for Sunday brunch. Delicious topped with sour cream and green onions or applesauce.

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Mom's Potato Latkes

Rating: Unrated
"Great recipe. We enjoyed these very much! I use the food processor to grate the potatoes, rinse them in cold water in the salad spinner, then spin dry." – Baking Nana