Classic Hanukkah Favorite-Easy Potato Latkes


My dad has been making Potato Latkes on Hanukkah since I can remember. Now, we always celebrate with my family at my sister, Natalie’s house. My brother-in-law, Eric and my dad make the latkes together. It’s always a fun night, especially for the kids. We are celebrating it this weekend for the last night of Hanukkah. We tried this recipe at home last night, and it came out great! I was testing Cashew Chicken for Clean Eating magazine, and we served it with these Potato Latkes, kinda funny how things work at my house–the life of a Recipe Developer.

Easy Potato Latkes

Cook Time:

15 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


4 to 6 servings


5 large potatoes, peeled
1 large onion
3 eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
Applesauce, sour cream (optional)


1. Grate potatoes and onion using a grater or in a food processor; strain though a colander, pressing out excess water. Add eggs, flour, salt and pepper, mixing well.

2. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1 large tablespoon batter at a time into hot sizzling oil for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

3. Remove and place on paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with applesauce and sour cream, if desired.

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