Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes) A Fam Favorite Recipe Video

Mmmm... golden, flavorful latkes that are crispy on the outside and light and tender on the inside!! My favorite Hanukkah treat hands down! Jewish cooking is right up there with soul food in my household and I'm excited to start sharing with you all some of my favorite Jewish family recipes. This potato latkes recipe is how my family prefers it, full of flavor!! Feel free to adjust this recipe to fit your families preference.


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Red potatoes3 Cup (48 tbs), peeled, grated
 Green onion6 , chopped finely
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Seasoning salt/Regular salt2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
 Eggs1 Medium, lightly beaten
 All purpose flour4 Tablespoon
 Vegetable oil/Peanut oil1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 476 Calories from Fat 371

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.5%

Saturated Fat 5.6 g27.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.3 mg

Sodium 493.3 mg20.6%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g7.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.2%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 4 g7.4%

Vitamin A 7.8% Vitamin C 36.4%

Calcium 2.9% Iron 8.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Shred the potatoes in 3 different ways like long shreds short shreds and grated.
2. Put in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the juices and dry them as much as possible.
3. Transfer into a bowl. Set aside.

4. To the bowl with potatoes, add green onions, garlic, seasoning salt, black pepper and egg. Stir well to mix them till combined.
5. Add the flour little at a time and mix to incorporate. Test by making a patty. If it hold shape then it is the right consistency.
6. In a shallow skillet, pour oil to about an inch. Heat on medium heat till very hot.
7. Make patties from the batter. Place it in a large spoon and press to release any extra juice if present. Do not make thick patties.
8. Carefully put the patties in the hot oil and fry them till golden brown on both the sides.
9. Transfer them onto paper towels to drain off excess oil.

10. In a serving plate, serve the latkes with choice of main dish.

Editors Review

These delicious potato pancakes are a highlight of Hanukkah get-togethers. Here is a recipe for traditional Jewish latkes. This method will give you seriously crispy potato pancakes with creamy insides. These Potato Latkes only take a few minutes to prepare and really complete your Hanukkah Holiday.