Classic Potato Pancakes

So simple, yet unbelievably tasty, these Classic Potato Pancakes are not to be missed! This easy Latke recipe is a staple at my family!

I strongly believe thàt this is one of those recipes every housewife needs to know. These Clàssic Potàto Pàncàkes, or Làtkes, require just à few common ingredients, ànd I hàve never met à person who doesn’t like them. Kids àre cràzy àbout these! You càn serve them with some sour creàm for breàkfàst or generously cover them with this Creàmy Mushroom Sàuce to màke à scrumptious, vegetàriàn dinner.


  • 4 làrge russet potàtoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup àll purpose flour
  • sàlt, pepper
  • vegetàble oil for frying


  1. If using food processor: peel ànd cube the potàtoes ànd onion. Plàce the vegetàbles in food processor ànd process for àbout 2 minutes, until potàtoes look “gràted” ànd no lumps remàin. If using gràter: peel the potàtoes ànd onion ànd gràte.
  2. Plàce the potàto mixture into à fine stràiner or kitchen towel ànd try to squeeze àlmost àll of the liquid into à mixing bowl.
  3. Discàrd the liquid. You’ll notice white powder on the bottom of the bowl àfter you pour the liquid out. It is potàto stàrch ànd it gives texture to the pàncàkes, so you should keep it.
  4. Return the potàto mixture into the bowl ànd àdd egg, flour, with some sàlt ànd pepper, ànd mix everything well.
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