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How to Make Latkes?

Updated on October 12, 2012

How to make latkes?

Do you remember The amazingĀ  smell and taste of Hanukkah foods?

There are two groups in the jewish pepole , The Latkes lovers and the sufganyot lovers...


The best latkes of my grandmother are golden and crunchy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, and perfectly seasoned.

The Latkes

Latkes are traditionally eaten at Hanukkah By the Ashkenazics, but they're a treat anytime you crave crispy, savory potato pancakes. Latkes are traditionally made from potatoes and onions, but many recipes call for shredded sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, garlic, parsnips or zucchini or anything you can imagane. Just be sure that the majority of the mixture still consists of potatoes; other vegetables do not contain enough starch on their own to make the mixture stick together.

Potatoes Treatment

For best results, use russet potatoes. This variety is high in starch, and the starch is necessary to form pancakes that don't fall apart. Most people choose to peel the potatoes before making latkes, but this is entirely a matter of taste. If you do peel them, put the potatoes in water between peeling and shredding to prevent them from oxidizing and discoloring.

Latkes preparation tips:

-The latkes are too greasy?put a blotting paper under the latkes

-The oil must be hot enough.

- you must squeeze out excess moisture from the shredded potato mixture.

-You must to work quickly or The potatoes turn brown.

-make the latkes thinner.

-type of potato and the temperature of the oil are the most important factors.

Remember The latkes should be crispy,latkes should be served hot from the pan to the plate!

Potato Latkes Recipe

Original Recipe Yield 10 to 12 latkes


* 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes

* 1 tablespoon grated onion

* 3 eggs, beaten

* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

* 1/2 cup peanut oil


1. Place the potatoes , extracting as much moisture as possible.

2. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.

3*. In a large heavy-bottomed 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 1/2 inch thick . Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!

*Tip: Keeping low fat food?you can baked it in your oven..

Each latke = 250 calories

Bon appetit and Happy Hanukka!!

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Nice lens! I have never had a latke but I bet they taste very good! I am going to have to try out your recipe!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Latkes look yummy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now I have to find out what a sufganyot is. I love latkes.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I love latkes!

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      aussiejon 5 years ago

      These Sound delicious, I will have to make some!

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      floppypoppygift1 5 years ago

      I love latkes! Yummy recipe! Cheers~cb

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I love latkes. I have never tried making them. Maybe I will.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Definitely a recipe I'll want to try.....looks scrumptious.

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      Yum! I need to post my recipe soon, this looks and sound delicious.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Sounds absolutely delicious!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I never heard about this before, but from the picture, it looks delicious

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      These look yummy!

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      AgingIntoDisabi 5 years ago

      Wondered how these were made and if I could do it. I think I can!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      My sister-in-laws mom makes wonderful latkes-I tried to duplicate them but they were not as good-nice lens

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I've never tried a latke but they look very tasty - thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      These look delicious. I've never made them but my family loves trying new things.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      These look delicious. I've never made them but my family loves trying new things.

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      CreativeXpressi 5 years ago

      Great lens; going to make these soon! Thanks for sharing the lens!!

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      Yum...this lens made me hungry! :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 6 years ago from Albany New York

      They look so good! Very nice lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Enjoyed reading and seeing this, Jewish food is usually new to me.

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      Elyn MacInnis 6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Yum. I used to get latkes at my friend'rue recipe...

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've never tried Latkes, but looking through the recipe, I'm sure I'll enjoy them!

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      These look very tasty!

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      RCGraphicsDesign 6 years ago

      Just had them last week for dinner - I love them. Great lens.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      I'm with kiwinana71! I'm drinking tea late into the evening, my stomach is rumbling...and a couple of latkes would sure hit the spot. :)

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      We make latkes as part of our homeschool studies. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These sound delicious!! Great instructions.

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I've never had a Latkes but really sound delicious!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Yumm ... I love latkes!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens, I would like some of them with my tea tonight, looks good, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      I'm not Jewish but had a Polish aunt who made the best Latkes! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      it looks delicious in the picture. i like any kind of sweets. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      I have never tried Latkes, but sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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      lychic 6 years ago

      thanks for your lens that I learn something new today.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now we can all make latke, thanks to you. I wonder if you know about the recipe module we now have available, it even allows for a printable version and is very user friendly...for future recipes perhaps or it does provide a nice update to a lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never had them but I know I would love them, because I love anything with potatoes :)

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Latkes are delicious and will try your recipe, great tips on how to make them :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love latkes, but I usually just call them hash browns; my family wouldn't even try them if I called them by their real names.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious!

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      MomTips 6 years ago

      @journey103: :-)

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      journey103 6 years ago from USA


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      poutine 6 years ago

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