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Our Favorite Latkes - 7 recipes

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 (54 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
4.3/5 (37 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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Sweet Potato Mini-Latkes are a great twist on the a traditional dish

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded, about 1-pound
  • 2 medium green onions, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • sliced pecans, if desired
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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You won't be able to stop eating these golden brown latkes especially when they are served with all your favorite t...

  • 1-pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2-pounds baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • applesauce, crème fraîche, smoked salmon, salmon roe, and dill sprigs, to taste for serving
4.3/5 (18 Votes)

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Traditional Irish bangers and mash with a delicious Guinness mushroom and onion gravy make a delicious and hearty t...

  • BANGERS, MASH, AND GRAVY:
  • 1-pound linked sausage of your choice or Irish or English bangers if you can get them
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle Guinness or 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • BOXTY:
  • 1 cup potato, grated
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or oil for frying
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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These latkes are sweeter than traditional potato latkes, but they're still the same crispy Hanukkah treat best serv...

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 small tart apples, peeled
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • canola oil for frying
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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This Potato Latka recipe is perfect to serve to your family and friends during Hanukkah, but this recipe is so deli...

  • 6 medium-sized potatoes, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra as needed
  • 1/4 cup of butter, plus extra as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
4/5 (2 Votes)

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