Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes, aka Latkes

April Peveteaux
Food & Party

old fashioned potato pancake recipeYou say potato pancakes, I say latkes. At least during Hanukkah, anyway. And if you haven't already had latkes this season, it's time to bust out your griddle and get to frying! 

But don't let the term "latkes" intimidate you. If you can follow this very simple, yet delicious, recipe for old-fashioned potato pancakes from the new Taste of Home cookbook, you've got latkes. Just don't forget to put out the applesauce and sour cream to make the whole experience Hanukkah-rific.

If you want to do the whole dinner, check out the ultimate Hanukkah guide for the uninitiated.

Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

What You'll Need:

  • 3 cups shredded peeled potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

1. Rinse potatoes in cold water; drain thoroughly. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, onion, flour, parsley, salt, and pepper.

2. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a well-greased hot griddle. Fry in batches 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. 

Yield: 7-9 pancakes

Image via Taste of Home

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