Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
- 5 large russet potatoes, peeled
- 1 medium onion
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup matzo meal
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup canola oil, for frying
Grate potatoes and onion into a bowl or pulse in food processor. Drain any excess liquid, then add the eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spoon the mixture into hot oil forming small pancakes. Cook until underside is golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until other side is golden and potatoes are cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Serve hot with sour cream or applesauce.
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Recipe courtesy of Linda Rohatiner