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Latkes

These thin onion and potato pancakes make a tasty accompaniment to any meal.

from Taste of Home Celebrations
Latkes Potato Latkes

Quick look

  • prep 20 min    cook 20 min
  • serves 12

The key to creating crispy latkes is draining all the liquid from the grated potatoes and onion before frying.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Applesauce

    How to make it  40 minutes


  • 1

    Coarsely grate potatoes and onion; drain any liquid. Place in a bowl; add green onions, egg, salt and pepper.

  • 2

    In an electric skillet, heat 1/8 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Flatten to form patties. Fry until golden brown; turn and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with applesauce. Makes 2 dozen.