Friday, 23 December 2011

A Simple and Delicious Latke Recipe

Ok, so I'm sure there are 10 billion Latke recipes around, but I wanted to share the recipe I use anyway! This recipe obviously doesn't make a lot of Latkes, but can be doubled, tripled or whatever you like. I ended up doing 10 times the amounts below which was heaps for two days for my family of 7.


2 potatoes
1 onion
1 egg
2 tablespoons matzo meal
oil for frying
salt & pepper to taste


1. Peel potatoes and grate along with the onion into a bowl (a food processor is a life saver for larger amounts!).

2. Place in a colander and press down to drain excess liquid and return to bowl.

3. Mix in lightly beaten egg and matzo meal. Season well.

4. Add tablespoon sized dollops of the mix to a frying pan of hot oil and flatten slightly with an egg flip. Cook until golden on both sides, drain on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil and serve hot with apple sauce or sour cream.

5. Enjoy....but not too many!!

.... Just another day ....


Abercrombie said...

I was just telling my husband that there has to be good recipe out there for eggnog. It’s too good for just once a year! I can’t wait to tell him what we’ll be having on our next date night

Batya said...

looks great
How many batches do you need to make for your crew?
Did you send to KCC?

Baleboosteh said...

I did 10 times the quantities stated...and we're all Latked out now, they lasted 2 days, which combined with sufganiyot was enough oil for me! I've just lost 7kg, I don't want to put it all back on over Hanukkah!! ...And yes, submitted to KCC :)

rickismom said...

This year besides "regular " latkes (I make without matzah meal...), I added (one day) sweet potato and ginger, which was scrumptious! Another day I added spinach (checked)which also came out good.
Oh the days of cooking for a crowd! Today I often need to cook in SMALL amounts....

Leora said...

I should drain my potatoes ... next year. Your recipe is similar to mine, though I do add a touch of baking powder because it makes them puff slightly.