Thursday, December 25, 2008

Larry's Famous Potato Latkes

This blog entry is actually something that my dad makes yearly. As he was making them this year he suggested that I blog his adventures in the kitchen and I decided to oblige. These latkes are FAMOUS in our family! Try them, you will not be disappointed.

Here is a picture of my dad frying up his famous latkes:

** NOTE- The mix should be made the day before you need to cook them.

My dad swears they must be dried on brown paper to get the optimal results:

5 lbs Russet potatoes
3 lbs of onions
1 1/2-2 cups of matzah meal
1 dozen eggs
a pinch of season salt
1/2 cup of chicken fat (optional)
Oil for frying

1- Peel the potatoes.
2- Shred the potatoes and onions together in the food processor.
3- Ring out the moisture from both very well.
4- Stir in the eggs, matzah meal, and salt.
5- Mix well with your hands
6- Store the mix with plastic wrap pressed tightly over the mixture. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator over night.
7- Heat the oil until it bubbles when you flick water in the oil.
8- Drop the mix by spoonful into the hot oil. Allow to brown. Flip and repeat.
9- When done put it on brown paper to absorb excess oil.


  1. Mmmm - potato latkes look wonderful and I love that you've featured your dad on your blog!

  2. your dad is SO cute :)
    those look a LOT better tasting than the ones i bought HAHAHA