The Ultimate Potato Latke Recipe

Make more than you think need, these babies will go fast!
Potato latkes
Ready in
45 m

The key to this recipe is frying the potatoes as soon as your ingredients are combined. You don't want the grated potatoes to sit around or they will turn brown fast. Using a food processor to grate your ingredients will make this a lot easier and make sure you work swiftly. If your mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs.

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8
Servings
475
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
16

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Pounds potatoes (Russet and Yukon Gold, peeled and grated)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 Cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • Safflower oil for frying (you can also use peanut or canola oil)
  • 1/2 Cup apple sauce (for serving)
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream (for serving)

Directions

Using a food processor with a coarse grating disc, grate the potatoes and onion. Transfer the mixture to a colander and drain any remaining liquid. You can also use a clean dish towel and lay it over the mixture, press down gently and soak up any excess liquid. 

In a large bowl, moving quite quickly (so the potatoes don't go brown) mix together the potato and onion mixture, eggs, breadcrumbs, baking powder and flour. Mix until the flour and breadcrumbs are absorbed. Add more if necessary.

In a medium sized pan, over high heat about a 1/4 inch of oil. Make sure the oil is hot but not smoking.

Place a few dollops of batter into the pan and flatten with a spatula. Don't over-crowd the pan. When the edges of the latkes start to get brown and cripsy flip them over.

They will cook for approximately 5 minutes per side.

Transfer the cooked latkes to a plate with a sheet of paper towel to soak up any extra oil. 

Sprinkle with salt and serve warm with apple sauce and sour cream.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
50%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
17µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.2%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.5%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
11mg
53%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
82mg
8%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
52µg
13%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
179mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
23g
N/A
Potassium
686mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.6%
Sodium
424mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.4%