Potato Latkes

Makes 20 medium latkes

Here is a traditional potato latke recipe with just a hint of modernization and garlic chive sour cream sauce for serving.


5-6 medium potatoes, washed, peeled and grated
1 small red onion, grated
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine
2 eggs beaten
½ cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil


In a large mixing bowl, combine grated potatoes, onions, chives, flour, salt and pepper, and mix well. Heat a large heavy bottom skillet to high heat making sure there is enough oil to cover the bottom generously. Form 2 inch pancakes, drop into pan and brown on both sides until deep golden brown, usually about 2-3 minutes on each side. Take off heat and place on paper towels so excess oil can be drained.