Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes, also known as latkes, are a classic and delicious dish enjoyed in many cultures. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Optional toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Applesauce
  • Chives or green onions, chopped


  1. Grate the peeled potatoes and onion using a box grater or a food processor fitted with a grating attachment. Transfer the grated potatoes and onion to a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the squeezed grated potatoes and onion with the beaten eggs, flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Heat a thin layer of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the skillet, pressing down gently with the back of the spoon to flatten them into pancakes. Leave some space between each pancake to allow for easy flipping.
  5. Cook the potato pancakes for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. You may need to adjust the heat to prevent them from burning.
  6. Once cooked, transfer the potato pancakes to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  7. Serve the potato pancakes hot with your choice of toppings, such as sour cream, applesauce, or chopped chives or green onions.
  8. Enjoy your delicious homemade potato pancakes!

These potato pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side dish for any meal. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and full of flavor. Enjoy!

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