Potato Latkes

(My dad use to make these on Sunday evenings - they would turn out crispy around the edges - he didn't use matzo meal - however matzo meal makes the pancakes so much lighter)

  • 3 large potatoes (peeled and grated)
  • 2 onions (grated)
  • 4 tablespoons matzo meal** ( 2 tablespoon matzo meal and 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Grate the potatoes and rinse (in a sieve) to remove as much of the starch as possible
  2. Transfer grated potato to a bowl and add the onion, matzo meal, baking powder, eggs, sugar, salt/pepper and mix together until well combined.
  3. heat oil in fry pan (about 1cm covering bottom). Drop spoonfuls o the potato batter into the pan (they can be big or bit size).
  4. Fry over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until underside is brown, turn and fry second side
  5. When cooked, keep warm in oven.
  6. Service with sour cream (or in an Australia tomato sauce) - I prefer mayonnaise!!
** Matzo meal can an be bought in continental food stores - usually made by a Jewish food brand.


  1. Dad used lots of eggs and off course, the stuff that was so good, yet so bad, fat as the frying medium, usually left over from lamb roasts!!!



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