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Perfect Potato Latkes


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60 3-inch latkes


  • one 32 oz bottle of safflower or canola oil
  • 10 lbs potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup flower or matzo meal


1 Heat two large frying pans over medium heat. Add oil to the depth of 1/4 inch. Let the oil heat over low heat as you mix the latkes.
2 Wash and scrub the potatoes if you want to keep the skins on, or peel them. Grate the potatoes. This is easiest to do in a food processor, but can also be done with a hand grater. Grate the onions and mix with the potatoes in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl lightly beat the eggs and salt.
3 Add to the potatoes and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and mix in.
4 Turn the heat under the oil to medium. The oil is ready when a bit of potato dropped init sizzle. Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to scoop up the batter. Drop it into the hot oil and flatten with the back of a spatula.
5 Cook the latkes until golden brown on one side, about 4 to 5 minutes, then flip over and cook the second side until golden, another 3 to 4 minutes. When ready, remove to a plate covered with a layer of paper towels to absorb the oil.
6 Serve immediately or keep warm in a low oven (200F) until ready to serve.
7 Serve latkes with bowls of sour cream or applesauce.




7 Responses to Perfect Potato Latkes

  1. avatar says: suzanne4

    Made this with the matzo meal and cut the recipe down to 10 latkes and it worked. I like to serve mine with a touch of maple syrup.

  2. The recipe is for an “army” – which we are not at this time.
    I cut the recipe in 6 and still got plenty of latkes.
    They were great – my husband loved them as well!

  3. avatar says: leah

    made them, flour not necessary, eliminated it in second batch and its better

  4. avatar says: Tzivia

    Made it was hard doing the math to make a smaller batch. But I managed and came out good. The only change I made was I used flour and NOT flower (lol)

  5. Excellent recipe; crispy, crunchy good!!!MMMMMM I used some corn starch mixed with the flour.

  6. avatar says: mommyray

    Made a quarter of the batch. It was such an easy recipe to follow, my husband actually was the one who made them!!

  7. These latkes are fabulous, especially when served with applesauce. I adjusted the recipe to use 8 potatoes, and we used them as an afternoon appetizer while we waited for dinner and the sufganiyot! MMM! Also, I used matzoh meal.

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