Hanukkah Latke Recipe

Latkes in cast ironIngredients

  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • Freshly ground pepper and coarse salt to taste


Begin by peeling and grating all the potatoes and onion with your large-hole grater. Next, wrap the potatoes in cheesecloth and ring out the excess liquid. Once you feel you have removed as much liquid as possible, continue to ring the potatoes out further. Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, cornstarch, and preferred amount of salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well. Form the mixture into palm sized pancakes and carefully place into cast iron skillet. Allow to brown on each side for one to two minutes. Once you have reached a golden brown color, remove from pan and place onto cooling rack.

Serve with cranberry sauce, sour cream, and chunky apple sauce.