Recipe: Potato Latkes


This is my favorite Potato Latkes Recipe. It is easy to make and delicious. I promise!


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled. (Put the peeled potatoes into ice water immediately so they stay white. Potatoes brown quickly.)
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Peel and grate potatoes and onions with a large-holed grater.
  2. Place potatoes and onions in strainer and squeeze out liquid. A cheese cloth is best to place the mixture in. Squeeze as though you were ringing out a washcloth.
  3. Place the potato and onion mixture in a bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, lightly whisked, salt and corn starch.
  5. Combine and mix all the ingredients.
  6. In a large skillet, pour in ¼ inch of canola oil and warm.
  7. Use your hands to form the mixture into the desired size and carefully lay the small flat pancake latke mixture in the hot oil. Do not overcrowd.
  8. Once the edges start to brown, flip the latkes over. When they are golden brown, remove.
  9. Lay them on a sheet pan screen to let the oil drip out instead of paper towel.
  10. Serve as hot as possible with a drop of sour cream and applesauce on top of latke or with sour cream and caviar.