Latkes, or potato pancakes, go hand in hand with Hanukkah. Along with lighting the candles on the menorah, it’s customary to eat oily foods like latkes and jelly donuts during this holiday.
So get ready to celebrate and enjoy these irresistable potato latkes with the family!
Ingredients (for up to 12 latkes):
- 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup oil for frying
Place the shredded potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting the moisture.
In a bowl, stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, salt and pepper together.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, then turn over to brown the other side. Let excess oil drain on paper towels.
Serve latkes hot with topping of your choice (applesauce, sour cream, etc.). Also, a cold glass of milk and hot latkes are an excellent combination.