Category: Appetizer | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins
Potato pancakes, or latkes, are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, and are beloved by our two SOS Children’s Villages in Israel! No matter what you’re celebrating, latkes are a delicious, crispy appetizer that make every meal a little better.
A quick and simple dish that you can make year-round, latkes are sure to be loved by the whole family!
Did you know? Latkes originally descended from Italian pancakes made with ricotta cheese in the 1300’s.
- 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
- 1 tbsp. grated onion
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup olive oil
- Medium bowl
- Large skillet
- Paper towels
1. Place the potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.
2. In a medium bowl, stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
3. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot.
4. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form ¼ to ½ inch thick patties. Brown on one side, then turn and brown on the other.
5. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
6. Enjoy with family and friends!
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