Bobbi's Best Potato Latke Recipe Recipe on Food52

Fry

Bobbi's Best Potato Latke Recipe

by:
November 19, 2010
3 Ratings
Author Notes

This one comes from my husband's mother who was a fine cook. We've tried many nouveau latke recipes but always come back to the original. The smell of frying latkes at Hanukkah wouldn't be the same without it. —KarenO

  • Serves a crowd
Ingredients
  • 5 lb potatoes
  • 4 onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour (or more)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • sour cream
  • applesauce
  • canola oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Peel and grate the potatoes (medium grind, not fine). This can be done on a box grater or in a food processor (so much easier!). Ring them out in a clean towel to get most of the water out.
  2. Peel and grate the onions.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add salt to taste and more flour if needed (the mixture shouldn't be watery).
  4. Fry in plenty of canola oil until crisp, flipping once.
  5. Serve with sour cream and/or applesauce.
  6. NOTE: These freeze well so you can make them ahead and pop them frozen into a 350 oven for 10-12 minutes.
Contest Entries

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • drbabs
    drbabs
  • KarenO
    KarenO

    3 Reviews

    Author Comment
    KarenO November 21, 2010
    Let us know if you try it. Grating everything in a Cuisinart saves a lot of time and works equally well as a box grater. And you can make these ahead of time, freeze, and heat them at 350 for 10-12 minutes. I can't wait for Hanukkah!
     
    drbabs November 21, 2010
    Great traditional recipe!
     
    Author Comment
    KarenO November 21, 2010
    I guess I hit the wrong Comments button. My comment was in response to yours, drbabs.