Best potato latkes

    40 min

    Crispy potato latkes are a Hanukkah tradition, but they're delicious anytime. It is so much easier if you have a food processor with a shredder.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 300g peeled and shredded potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons dried French onion soup mix
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 40g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • cracked black pepper to taste
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion, for garnish
    • 1 tablespoon soured cream, for garnish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the shredded potatoes in a cloth, and wring as much of the moisture out as possible. Place the potatoes into a bowl, and stir in the onion soup mix, garlic, eggs, flour, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper until well mixed.
    2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until it shimmers, and drop the potato mixture by heaping tablespoons into the hot oil. Press down on the latkes to flatten them to about 5mm thick. Fry the latkes until golden brown and crisp on the bottoms, 5 to 8 minutes, then flip and cook the other side until crisp and golden.
    3. Remove the latkes to kitchen paper to drain, and serve hot, sprinkled with spring onion and a small dollop of soured cream.

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    Tasty, indeed!  -  09 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    the cheese was a great idea! I also added seasoned salt (instead of regular table salt), nutmeg, and a dash each of cinnamon, all spice, and chili powder. Awesome!  -  21 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this tonight! Got sooooo many compliments. I added a little more flour, some basil and some oregano. Other then that, it was pretty much the same. Our friends said they were the best latkes they ever had. Even the kids ate them! I will definitely make them again.  -  02 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)