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Crispy Potato Latkes

Veena Azmanov

This potato latkes recipe makes thin, crispy potatoes pancakes from grated potatoes. They are very popular during Hanukkah but are also eaten on many other occasions. Here's my secret to making the most delicious and super crispy latkes.

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Nothing says Hanukkah better than potato latkes for dinner and jam doughnuts or sufganiyot for dessert. This simple, easy and effortless recipe makes the best potato pancakes; crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside.


– And all the ingredients are simple pantry staples or easy to find like potatoes, eggs, onions, garlic, oil, etc.



Grate the potatoes and squeeze all the excess water from the potatoes. 

Potato mixture


Combine all the rest of the ingredients to the grated and drained potatoes.

Shape and fry


Drop spoonfuls onto a skillet with oil and cook on medium-high until lightly golden about 3 to 4 mins per side.

Paper towels


Remove the latkes onto a clean paper towel to remove excess oil.

Veena Azmanov