Hanukkah Latkes Recipe

Potato pancakes are a sure crisp favorite. Compared to the traditional cake-like pancakes, this latkes recipe takes from the Polish recipe and turns it into a dish perfect for the Hanukkah season. Check out the other Jewish recipes you can enjoy!

Hanukkah Latkes Recipe

How To Make Hanukkah Latkes

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled, about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 large onion, peeled
  • 3 tbsp chives, fresh, snipped
  • oarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or more if necessary
  • applesauce
  • pareve sour cream


  1. Coarsely grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl. (Work quickly so the potatoes don't discolor. The potatoes will give off a starchy liquid, but do not drain.) 

  2. Then add the chives, season to taste with salt and pepper and mix well. Working with two large nonstick skillets, heat 2 to 4 tablespoons of the oil in each skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture for each latke and cook, pressing down with a spatula, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  4. As you continue to cook latkes, add more oil as necessary. Serve hot, with applesauce and pareve sour cream.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 5mg
  • Calories: 56kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 126mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Vitamin A: 13IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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