We made many-a-latke this weekend in preparation for Chanukah. Latkes are very simple–the only thing to keep in mind is that since peeled potatoes oxidize (turn brown due to exposure to the air) after a few minutes, they should be kept in cold water after they are peeled and then grated a few at a time to make small batches of the latke mixture.


  • Idaho potatoes, grated and drained
  • White onion, grated and drained
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Matzo meal
  • Eggs, beaten
  • High heat oil to fry (canola, grapeseed or sesame–not toasted sesame)

Each small batch was about 4 or 5 potatoes, a hand full of grated onions, 2 eggs, 1/4 – 1/2 cup matzo meal, and salt and pepper to taste.

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3 thoughts on “Chanukah Latkes

  • December 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    We all enjoyed the latkes so much. They were so good and so was the homemade applesauce. You guys are the best!!!!!!!! Love you

  • December 23, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    The latkes were delicious! Can’t wait to get home to follow your recipe and have some more! How do you make your applesauce?

  • December 24, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    made some latkes for my party on sunday. seems like they key is to have the oil really hot so they dont take forever… and an apron! if only i listened!… hot oil catastrophic burns (im being dramatic) hopefully ill get to have some more latkes before the holiday ends.

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