Potato pancakes, or latkes, are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah. Although that have recently become less popular in Israel, Jewish families in the USA still can’t get enough of these tasty potato treats during the holidays! No matter what you’re celebrating, latkes as a delicious, crispy appetizer that makes every meal a little better.
- 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ cup olive oil
Place the potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!