Classic Potato Latkes
Potato Latkes are another traditional favorite for Hanukkah. Simple ingredients come together in this classic deep-fried side.
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 12-15 latkes 1x
- Category: Sides & Sauces
- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
- 1/2 cup finely grated onion
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Coarsely grate the potatoes with a box grater. Soak the potatoes and onion in cold water for 5 minutes, then drain well in a colander.
- Spread the grated potatoes and onion on a clean tea towel. Twist the towel tightly to wring out as much liquid as possible. Transfer the potato mixture to a large bowl and stir in the egg, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat ¼ cup of the oil over medium-high heat. Spoon the potato mixture into the skillet in 4 places, using about 2 tablespoons mixture per latke, and spread them into 3-inch rounds with a fork. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until brown. Turn
the latkes over and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the second side is brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture, using additional oil as necessary. Serve.