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Need a Latke Recipe?

It’s that time of year again, when my family inhales consumes latkes. Trust me, I’m not complaining. I love latkes. Everyone does! Here’s the recipe that I have been using for close to 20 years. It’s adapted from Still Life with Menu Cookbook by Molly Katzen.

The reason I prefer this recipe is due to her secret trick: you parboil the pototoes.

Let’s start from the beginning K?

(my mom would be proud that I really tried hard to get peel off ALL of the skin!

9 yellow potaotes – peeled

the cusinart does a great job of grating - no fuss, no muss

Grate them in a cusinart. (or by hand)

Then, take the grated potatoes and put them in boiling water and par boil for 10 minutes.

RINSE under cold water – (this takes a bit of time cause you want the potatoes to be cool for the next step) and squeeze out the excess water.

Place the grated par boiled potatoes in a bowl, along with 4 eggs and 3/4 flour, and salt.

Last step..simple eh?

Place dollops of  the mixture on a heated griddle with vegetable oil. I love using my griddle for latkes for two reasons 1. you  dont have to use a lot of oil 2. you  get to make a lot of latkes at a time.

so simple...I swear.


ready to be inhaled...with sour cream or applesauce.

I love Chanuka don’t you?

For those of you looking for last minute gifts, please check out this guest blog entry I wrote for Everything Mom.

Happy Chanuka and Happy Cooking.

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2 Responses to “Need a Latke Recipe?”

  1. November 28th, 2010 at 18:15 | #1

    I keep saying I need to get a griddle! I don’t peel my potatoes, I guess I’m lazy but I say it adds flavour. And I still hand grate mine. But this looks like a good technique-your latkes look delicious. Happy Chanukah

  2. Bronwyn
    November 29th, 2010 at 06:34 | #2

    Mmmm this looks like a yummy recipe. I will definitely try it. Also don’t have a griddle but will use a large flat-bottomed frying pan. Have a wonderful Chanukkah!

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