Latkes (AKA Potato Pancakes)

We had a New Year’s Eve Family PJ Party at the Nabholz Cabin this year – complete with lots of games, puzzles, and of course… FOOD!

My brother and sister-in-law and their brood arrived by 9 a.m. on NYE – just in time for breakfast. And since it was still officially Hanukkah and we pride ourselves on being ecumenical (*smile*) we had latkes on our breakfast menu.  Everyone RAVED about these crispy potato pancakes, so of course we served them again on New Year’s Day. Mom, Dad and Grandma J loved them as well.  Who knew that such a simple dish would be such a hit! I figured I’d better archive it on my blog since I’m expecting requests for the recipe!

latkes

Ingredients

Directions

Grate the potatoes in a large bowl, add the eggs, salt and pepper and mix well (I used my hands). Sprinkle in the flour.  The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons – but Mark did this part and I think he used considerably more – maybe even half a cup.  Patty up the potatoes as best you can – they don’t really stick together.  Then fry in the oil until brown.  As they get crisp, they stick together.

Serve with sour cream or applesauce as a topping.

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