Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes are delicious there is no question about that, ignore anyone who tells you Latkes are only for Hannukah as that’s a load of rubbish, Latkes are for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or snack time and can be made using a whole host of vegetables and even fruit.

Potato Latkes are and will always be my favourite as they go so well with everything from poached eggs to a roast dinner.

I’m certainly not a traditionalist, I like to cook my Latkes in ghee!  Yes you did read that right, I cook my Latkes in ghee as it adds an incredible sweetness to the pancake, don’t turn your nose up until you have tried it.

To make 20 Latkes you will need:

5 potatoes

2 onions3 eggs

salt & Pepper

between 30g to 90g plain flour

oil for frying (or ghee)



Peel potatoes and grate in a food processor with the onions.

Drain the mixture well using a muslin cloth.

Pour the potato mixture into a large bowl and add the beaten eggs, salt and pepper and enough flour so that the mixture holds together.

potato latkes cooking

Pour a splash of oil into a large, deep frying pan (I used my tower colour changing pan). Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Carefully drop a handful of the potato mixture into the hot oil, Flatten the pancake slightly so the center will cook.

Fry for several minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through, drain on some kitchen roll.

potato latkes on plate

2 Responses to Potato Latkes

  1. Amy says:

    I’ve never heard of this before, so it’s potato grated then fried? I bet it would be amazing with cheese on top too! 🙂

    Amy at Home

    • daniellaabraham says:

      Yes, it’s a Jewish dish originally eaten at Hannukah but in my house we eat it all year round. Apple Latkes are also delicious especially when sprinkled with icing sugar.

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