Foodie Friday: Potato Latkes


It’s almost time for Hannukah! What better recipe to try this month then potato latkes, a favourite food for this annual celebration. This fried dish is a symbol for the miracle of oil in the Jewish Temple.


  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 1/2 cup  chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Sour cream or apple sauce


  1. Peel and grate the potatoes by hand, coarsely.
  2. Sprinkle the grated potatoes with salt (1/4 teaspoon) and let it sit in a colander for 5 minutes.
  3. Take the grated potatoes and place in a paper towel to wring out the excess liquid.
  4. In a bowl, mix the grated potato with a beaten egg, chopped onion, and remainder of salt.
  5. Heat up the olive oil in a skillet and spoon in potato mixture. Flatten the mixture with a fork.
  6. When one side is browned, flip to cook the other side.
  7. Place on a wire rack until all the latkes are cooked.
  8. Serve hot with sour cream or apple sauce.

What is your favourite Hannukah recipe or tradition? Share it with us in the comment section.



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