Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes) A Fam Favorite

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Jan. 09, 2012

Mmmm... golden, flavorful latkes that are crispy on the outside and light and tender on the inside!! My favorite Hanukkah treat hands down! Jewish cooking is right up there with soul food in my household and I'm excited to start sharing with you all some of my favorite Jewish family recipes.

This potato latkes recipe is how my family prefers it, full of flavor!! Feel free to adjust this recipe to fit your families preference.


Red potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs) , peeled, grated
Green onion 6 , chopped finely
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Seasoning salt/Regular salt 2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1 1/2 Teaspoon , crushed
Eggs 1 Medium , lightly beaten
All purpose flour 4 Tablespoon
Vegetable oil/Peanut oil 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)



1. Shred the potatoes in 3 different ways like long shreds short shreds and grated.

2. Put in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the juices and dry them as much as possible.

3. Transfer into a bowl. Set aside.


4. To the bowl with potatoes, add green onions, garlic, seasoning salt, black pepper and egg. Stir well to mix them till combined.

5. Add the flour little at a time and mix to incorporate. Test by making a patty. If it hold shape then it is the right consistency.

6. In a shallow skillet, pour oil to about an inch. Heat on medium heat till very hot.

7. Make patties from the batter. Place it in a large spoon and press to release any extra juice if present. Do not make thick patties.

8. Carefully put the patties in the hot oil and fry them till golden brown on both the sides.

9. Transfer them onto paper towels to drain off excess oil.


10. In a serving plate, serve the latkes with choice of main dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 476Calories from Fat 371

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 493 mg20.54%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%


Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet