Latkes My Dad Would be Proud Of

At our annual Hannukah party, my dad fried the latkes. All day my brothers and I would shred the potatoes and onions, while my dad made the magic happen by turning raw potatoes into the crispy, delicious latkes ( aka potato pancakes).

At our Christmakah party we served up about 4 pounds of potatoes which yielded about 60 latkes. By the end of the night…we had 10 left over.


4 lbs. yukon gold potato, peeled and shredded
4 onions, peeled and shredded (one onion for every pound of potato)
3 eggs
1 T. salt (add more as needed)
1 T. pepper (add more as needed)
1/4 cup canola oil, more is usually needed as you fry the latkes

1. Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and pepper in large colander, placed in the sink or bowl so juices from the potato and onion mix drains out somewhere
2. Heat oil in large sauce pan. Prepare plate lined with paper towels near sauce pan
3. Scoop out four separate heaping tablespoons of potato mix and place in oil, flatten potato mixture lightly with a spoon
4. Let the edges turn dark brown before flipping, about 4 minutes. Flip and let other side cook until golden brown. Place on paper towels, lay one or two paper towels over first layer to make room for next batch. Repeat for the rest of the mixture.
5. Open windows since your house will smell like latkes for days

Voila! Serve with apple sauce and you’ve got yourself a delightful Hannukah treat!

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