Potato Latkes

potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream
Number of Servings: 
Serves 4


  • 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp grated onion
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 12 tsp salt
  • 12 cup olive oil for frying


  1. Place the potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.
  2. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, flour and salt together.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 14 to 12 inch thick patties.
  5. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other.
  6. Let drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve hot with apple sauce and/or sour cream.
Nutrition Info: 
With 14 cup applesauce: 339 Calories, 2 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 23 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 3 g Fiber, 27 g Total fat (4 g sat), 396 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K


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