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



  • Cheesecloth
  • 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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