A plate of traditional potato latkes for Hannukah


  • 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp grated onion
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 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 1/4 to 1/2 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