Marc Silverstein Latkes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: about 12 pancakes
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2 pounds russet potatoes, grated fine

1 medium to large onion, grated fine

2 large eggs, beaten

1/4 cup matzo meal

Salt and pepper, to taste

Vegetable oil, for frying

Sour cream and apple sauce, as accompaniments


  1. In a kitchen towel over a medium bowl squeeze excess water out of grated potatoes and onion. Pour off water, reserving potato starch which has collected at the bottom of the bowl. To potato starch, add potato, onion, eggs, matzo meal and salt and pepper. Mix until incorporated. Heat an iron skillet until very hot and coat with a few teaspoons of vegetable oil. With a 1/4 measure, spoon potato mixture onto the skillet and fry them in batches of 2 or 3 until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Serve hot with sour cream or apple sauce.;