Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
About 24 pancakes. Medium
Total: Active:
0 Ratings 

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 vitamin C tablet
  • 2 1/2 pounds peeled Russet potatoes
  • 1 peeled onion
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons matzoh meal
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Applesauce and/or sour cream for serving (optional)
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

This is the recipe adapted by Leslie Jonath for her You’re Doing It All Wrong: Latke video.


  1. 1Dissolve vitamin C tablet in 2 tablespoons hot water in a small bowl.
  2. 2Shred the potatoes using first the shredding blade and then the metal blade of the processor (or use a hand shredder). Place in bowl with vitamin C.
  3. 3Shred the onion in the food processor just as you shred the potato; add to potatoes. Stir in the eggs, salt, baking powder, and matzah meal until incorporated.
  4. 4Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is to temperature (you can check by sticking a wooden utensil into the oil and seeing if bubbles form), spoon 2 tablespoons potato mixture into hot oil. Do not crowd. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
  5. 5Fry pancakes until golden on both sides, turning once. When you reach the end of the batter, pat the mixture with a paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  6. 6After frying, remove the pancakes to paper towels to drain. Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream, if desired.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

What Is Chuseok (aka, Korean Thanksgiving)?

What Is Chuseok (aka, Korean Thanksgiving)?

by Eileen Cho | As a Seoul born, Korean American raised on the west coast of the United States, I always felt like...

Did You Know Oktoberfest Started as a Wedding Celebration?

Did You Know Oktoberfest Started as a Wedding Celebration?

by Toniann Pasqueralle | This year, from September 21 to October 6, the world is celebrating Oktoberfest. To most (myself included...

The Ultimate "Farewell Summer, Hello Fall" Guide
Recipe Round-Ups

The Ultimate "Farewell Summer, Hello Fall" Guide

by Chowhound Editors | Summer produce—heirloom tomatoes, peaches, corn—is still available in many places, but we can feel...