The potato latke, a traditional Jewish fried potato pancake, is a savory dish best served on occasions and holidays such as Hanukkah. From Kugels and Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina (University of South Carolina Press, 2023) by Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey, this crispy latke is quick, easy, and tasty. Pair it with sour cream or applesauce if you are craving something a little sweeter.
This recipe is adapted from The Stuffed Bagel © 1975–76 by Columbia, South Carolina, Chapter of Hadassah.
Serves 8 to 12
2 cups grated potato
2 eggs, well-beaten
2 tablespoons matzo meal
1 teaspoon grated onion
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch of baking powder
Pinch of pepper
Mix all ingredients and form into patties. Fry in hot oil until crisp on both sides. Serve plain, with applesauce, or sour cream.
Recipe ByExcerpted from Kugels and Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina by Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey. (University of South Carolina Press). Copyright © 2023.