Potato and Onion Latkes

Latkes are some of my favorite little snacks in the whole world. It’s weird that even though I like them so much, I only manage to make them around the holidays. Last year I had to make about 300 latkes for a swanky Hollywood producers party that I was catering and I pretty much hated life by the end of making them, maybe that’s why I haven’t made latkes since. But whatever.

I made them again this week and devoured them! I served them with the tradition sour cream for everyone else… but for myself… can you guess what I served it with…. GUACAMOLE!!! Pretty much the best decision I have ever made. I don’t know why these aren’t served with guacamole more often. They are amazing!

Potato and Onion Latkes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 large yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. AP Flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Sea Salt and pepper
  • Grapeseed oil (for frying)
  • Sour cream or any other toppings you prefer

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, grate the onion and the flour with a box grater. You can also do this in a food processor, if you have the right attachments.
  2. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from mixture and sprinkle with salt. Transfer to another bowl and add the chives, flour, eggs, and salt and pepper. Gently mix together with a fork.
  3. Pour about 1/2 cup of grape seed oil into a large pan and heat over medium high heat.
  4. To form the latkes, take 1/4 cup of the potato mixture and flatten it into a 3 inch circle. Fry for about 4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. (adjust time if your latkes are browning faster)
  5. Transfer latkes to a paper tower lined plate and let some of the oil drip off. Serve with sour cream or any other toppings you prefer.
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20 thoughts on “Potato and Onion Latkes

  1. Believe it or not I have made this with Guacamole and LOVED IT.. I have also made it with mushroom sauce (more like a gravy) and everyone loved it:)

  2. I LOVE potato pancakes but NEVER make them. I can’t imagine why. I love how crispy these are, so now I think I have absolutely NO excuse not to make these. My mom always served her potato pancakes with apple sauce.
    Hmmm. How about giving us a great recipe for home made apple sauce? Then I would truly have no excuses…….

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  4. This looks so delicious. I’ve never made latkes and am loving all the recipes from this past week. I’m so glad I found your blog. I was just watching you on WMBLY on the Food BlogHer panel and I really appreciated what you had to say about recipes.

  5. This looks so delicious. I’ve never made latkes and am loving all the recipes from this past week. I’m so glad I found your blog. I was just watching you on WMBLY on the Food BlogHer panel and I really appreciated what you had to say about recipes.

  6. I can’t wait to try these! They look and sound super yummy.
    I’m going to assume that in number 1 when you said “grate the onion and the flour with a box grater” You meant the onion and 3 potatoes, right?

  7. I have always looked for this sort of recipe, so glad i found it! Do you pre cook the potatoe, or rather just shred them raw?

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