Potato Latkes for Hanukkah

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  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Grate potatoes and onion in a food processor with the grating blade. Place in a towel and wring out excess moisture.

Place potato-onion mixture in a bowl and add egg, flour, baking powder, and salt and pepper.

Heat a thin layer of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 tablespoons potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with a fork. The latkes will be irregularly shaped. Fry until well browned on both sides and crisp around the edges, about 3 minutes per side. Don't crowd the pan. Drain well on paper towels. Add more oil as needed.

To reheat, place latkes in a 350 F oven for 5 minutes. Makes about 30 latkes