Potato Latkes

Serves 4-6. Prep: 20 min.  Cook:  30 min.

On a cool fall day, these delicious potato pancakes hit the spot.  They are easy to make and very adaptable, serve with applesauce and sour cream or with a Sweet and Sour Cabbage Apple Salad.  They also pair nicely with bacon, ham or white fish.


5 large potatoes, peeled
1 large onion
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup oil for frying


  1. Grate potatoes and onion
  2. Strain grated potatoes and onion through a colander, pressing out excess water
  3. Add eggs and flour, mix well
  4. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a 10-inch skillet
  5. Place 1 large Tablespoon batter at a time into hot, sizzling oil
  6. Fry on one side for approximately 5 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Turn over and fry on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes
  8. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain excess oil
  9. Continue with remaining batter, adding more oil when necessary