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Under 30 Minutes

Potato-Carrot Pancakes

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  • Servings: 4
Potato-Carrot Pancakes

Source: Everyday Food, December 2004


  • 3/4 pound (about 3 medium) white potatoes, peeled
  • 8 ounces (about 3 medium) carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (about 3 scallions)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup matzo meal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, for serving (optional)


  1. In a food processor fitted with a fine-hole grating attachment (or on the small holes of a box grater), grate potatoes and carrots. Transfer to a large bowl; add scallions and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Using your hands, mix thoroughly. Mix in egg and matzo meal until combined. Divide into 8 mounds of equal size.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Add half the potato mounds; flatten each to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer to paper towels or parchment paper to drain. Repeat with remaining mounds (reduce temperature to medium if browning too quickly). Sprinkle with salt, and serve with sour cream, if desired.

Cook's Note

Made by grinding matzo (an unleavened crackerlike bread), matzo meal is used instead of flour to bind pancakes, such as these, and for breading foods before frying.


Reviews (5)

  • BCSurvivor 8 Dec, 2009

    I use a gluten-free rice flour blend instead of matzo or flour. It doesn't interfere with the texture or taste of the latkes.

  • karacae 17 Dec, 2008

    I cannot fin Matza here. What is the substitute for Matza Meal?

  • Ande94107 16 Dec, 2008

    You can use flour without any issue - that's what I use for my latkes.

  • radarears 16 Dec, 2008

    What could be used in replace of matzo meal?

  • bearsforever 13 Mar, 2008

    These turned out well but sweeter than I liked . Next time I will use grated rutabaga in place of the sweet carrots.

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