Potato Latkes

Hanukkah Potato Latke Recipe

December 7-15, 2023 is when Hanukkah, or Chanuka, is celebrated this year, and I hope to make these Traditional Latkes. I love Pancakes, especially Potato Pancakes. Latke is a Yiddish word that translates to “pancake.” On Hanukah, it is traditional to serve potato latkes fried in oil to celebrate the Miracle.

Thinking of our Jewish friends, I wanted to post about something, a recipe, that’d be fairly easy to make, and yet meaningful. So, Latkes it is…


  • 5 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. Watkins Mediterranean Kosher Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Watkins Kosher Black Pepper
  • ¾ cup oil for frying


Grate potatoes and onion on the fine side of a grater

Strain grated potatoes and onion and Squeeze out excess water.
Add eggs, flour, and seasoning. Mix well.

Heat ½ cup oil in a skillet.
Lower flame and place 1 large tablespoon batter at a time into hot sizzling oil
fry on one side for approximately 5 minutes until golden brown.
Turn over and fry on the other side for 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve with applesauce on the side, or perhaps Sour Cream,
which, being a dairy product, is symbolically significant in
The Story of Judith.

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* The above Recipe was adapted from the original Chanuka Potato Latke Recipe at Chabad.org

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