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Potato Pancakes ( Latkes )

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6


  • 1 Lbs Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes Washed and quartered
  • 1 Each Sweet Onion Quartered
  • 2 Each Large Eggs Beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Plain bread crumbs
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat over to 250 Degrees
  • Heat Canola, Peanut or whatever oil you prefer to fry in to cast iron skillet 1/4" deep
  • Using food proccesor with large grating disc or hand grater grate onion and potatoes
  • Using cheesclotch or clean dish towel wrap and squeeze out as much water as possible
  • Add bread crumbs, eggs, baking powder salt and pepper
  • Working in batches Patty by hand and pan fry 5 minutes per side until golden.
  • Transfer to paper towel and wipe off excess oil
  • Put on baking rack on baking sheet and place in oven until all are done.


It is important to move rather quickly once you have grated to potato as it can tend to to turn grey.  Yukon gold potatoes generally take longer to grey hence why it is my preference. 
These are great served with gravy, sour cream or applesauce toppings.