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Potato Latkes

You can keep cooked latkes warm in a 250 degrees oven until ready to serve.

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  • Yield: Makes about 20
Potato Latkes

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012


  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. On the large holes of a box grater or with a food processor, grate potatoes and onion. Toss with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. In 2 batches, pile potato mixture on a clean dish towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mix in eggs, potato starch, and baking powder.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium (a bit of potato mixture should sizzle when added). In batches, carefully drop 2 tablespoons potato mixture into oil for each latke, pressing to flatten. Cook until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes per side, adjusting heat as needed. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with desired toppings.

Cook's Note


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Reviews (5)

  • rnjoy 1 Dec, 2014

    In regard to the problem others are having printing your recipes--I highlight-copy -print into a doc. format window-and save as into my recipe file & or print. I even am able to copy pic of dish and save in the same doc.

  • Rachael0722 11 Dec, 2012

    I found the print button in the gray bar at the top, you need to scroll down a bit. Then I found the printer icon at the top left before I scrolled. So there are two ways to print. Looks like a major over haul has been done, and it has been difficult to figure out the new ways to do things.

  • packergal 7 Dec, 2012

    Come on, fix your site, can't print anything and I think someone should review your site to see these problems. Where do you get potato starch????

  • kmalb 6 Dec, 2012

    Would like to be able to print recipe - too bad this function hasn't worked in weeks.

  • packergal 6 Dec, 2012

    Still cannot print recipes/

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