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Latkes are a big part of Hanukkah celebrations. The potato pancakes can be enjoyed plain or topped with sour cream or applesauce. Try a traditional recipe, or step out with an adventurous variation!

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By blum099

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (26 Votes)
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Servings 18
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 40

  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to your taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup white flour or matzo meal
  • vegetable or olive oil, for frying

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Bubbe's latkes are flavored simply with onion, salt and pepper, and are mixed with matzo meal to crisp up nicely wh...

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Sweet potato latkes make for a irresistible appetizer any time or for an alternative to traditional latkes for your...

  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated, about 2-pounds
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated, about 1-pound
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • applesauce, for serving to taste
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Rather than traditional shredded potato, these modernist latkes are made by freezing potato purée, then dredging p...

  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup thinly-sliced chives
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • canola oil, for frying
4.2/5 (26 Votes)

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Russets are ideal for latkes because of their high starch content that helps to bind the pancakes, which leads to a...

  • 3 pounds large russet potatoes, about 4 to 6 potatoes
  • 2 medium Vidalia onions, yellow or brown
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fine plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons schmaltz chicken fat, plus more for frying
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • applesauce for serving, to taste
  • sour cream for serving, to taste
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Potato latkes are a favorite comfort food, and when cooked in the oven, their crispy goodness is a lighter way to e...

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scant teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, divided
4.4/5 (51 Votes)

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Impress your friends with these simple and delicious pan-fried potato pancakes made with shredded hash brown potato...

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 (20 oounce) package refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced or onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4.6/5 (24 Votes)

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Just like they made them in the old country, these Classic Potato Latkes are a classic hit that should be on your n...

  • 1-pound baking potatoes, about 3 potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup Breakstone's or Knudsen sour cream
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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These Double-Potato Latkes are made from both Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes to give these latkes a sweet a...

  • 1.5-pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and grated, about 5 potatoes
  • 0.5-pounds sweet potato, peeled and grated, about 1 1/2 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.7/5 (10 Votes)

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Beet purée is a delicious alternative to applesauce for these root vegetable latkes, made from sweet potato, bakin...

  • 2 cups grated peeled sweet potato
  • 2 cups grated peeled baking potato
  • 1 cup grated peeled parsnip
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour, about 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled apple
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package precooked red beets, drained
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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Apple Latkes are a sweet alternative to your typical Hanukkah latkes and they make a scrumptious addition to any fe...

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt, plus 1/3 cup low-fat milk or 2/3 cup natural plain yogurt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 2 apples, about 1/2-pound, about 1 cup grated apples
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • maple syrup or confectioners’ sugar and ground cinnamon for serving
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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Golden Potato Latkes are everyone's favorite dish during any Hanukkah celebration or any time of the year

  • 2-pounds baking potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, about 1.5-ounces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • light sour cream, optional for garnish
  • applesauce, optional for garnish
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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We wanted latkes that were light and not greasy, with buttery soft interiors surrounded by a shatteringly crisp out...

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, and shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • applesauce to serve
  • sour cream to serve
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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These fancy latke appetizers are made from matzo and topped with a smoked salmon rosette, zesty horseradish sauce, ...

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup egg matzo, about 6-ounces
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, plus more for garnish
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 slices smoked salmon, about 1/4-pound, for garnish
  • horseradish cream, for garnish, to taste
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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These cheesy potato pancakes are the perfect way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and enjoy a hearty and savory b...

  • 3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Years ago, my grandson requested a special dish to be included in his class cookbook, and this is the recipe I gave...

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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