Monday, March 7, 2016

Potato Latkes

Potato pancakes (as we always called them) make me think of childhood.
My great grandmother made these for us all the time.

She had the well seasoned old cast iron skillet, and it just made it that much more delicious.

I always had mine with sour cream...and if I was feeling rather naughty, a sprinkle of extra salt on top.
My older cousins...butter. What?! Seriously?! :::sigh:::
I guess we will keep them anyhow.

I came across this recipe on the Recipe Girl site. It's a slightly modified version of what Gram always made us. Had to give it a try...all in the name of research don't ya know.

They are delicious! Hubby and the girl ate their fair share for sure! We had them for dinner, but they make an exceptional breakfast food as well.


4 Medium to large russet potatoes, peeled

2 Large yellow onions, diced
4 Large eggs, lightly beaten
⅓ Cup matzo meal
2 Tsp salt
Pepper, to taste
¾ Cup peanut oil

1. Grate potato and onion
2. Drain potato onion mixture (squish through a dish towel)
3. Place potato onion mixture into a mixing bowl.
4. Add eggs, matzo, salt and pepper. Mix well.
5. Heat oil in skillet
6. Shape a pancake (about ½ cup of mixture)
7. Add pancake to hot oil and flatten gently
8. Fry until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes per side
9. Drain on cooling rack or paper towel lined plate
10. Serve with sour cream or applesauce


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  1. My husbands grandmother made these a lot. I wish I had her recipe. Sheused our cream also. Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope you will join me at #OverTheMoon!

  2. Your Potato Latkes sound delicious, Jay and I loved reading about your memories of your Grandma. Stumbled this post. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  3. I've never had potatoes this way thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for sharing at Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope you join us again!

  4. Your Potato Latkes look amazing!Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Those look amazing and that is one recipe I did not grow up with. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party this month!