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Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes


Zane Caplansky's latke recipe is great for Hanukkah but also for snack, brunch, dinner...basically anytime, they are that good!


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3 pounds potatoes
1/4 cup matzo meal or all purpose flour
1/2 pound white onion, fine dice
3 eggs
1 tablespoons schmaltz (chicken fat)
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
garnish chopped chives
garnish sour cream and apple sauce


  1. Grate half the potatos and puree the rest in a food processor. 
  2. Drain as much water as possible by squeezing by hand or in a cheese cloth.
  3. Grate the onion. 
  4. Beat eggs.
  5. Mix all ingredients together.
  6. in a cast iron pan, heat 2 tablespoons schmaltz (chicken fat) and 1 tablespoon oil (olive, canola, peanut) on medium heat. 
  7. When hot drop enough latke mix to make 2 in latkes. 
  8. Fry till golden. Flip.
  9. Should be crispy on the outside and soft inside.
  10. Drain excess oil with paper towel on plates.
  11. Serve hot with apple sauce and sour cream.  
  12. Garnish with Chilves


Video: How to Make Zane Caplansky's Potato Latkes

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