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Perfect Potato Latkes with Onion

This latkes potato recipe takes a bit of time to make but the results are worth it. It is important to grate the potatoes as coarsely as you can and to squeeze every last bit of water out of them before you form the latkes, so they hold their shape. Potato latkes are a traditional Jewish food and they are eaten at Hanukkah. Like many traditional foods, latkes are suitable for any occasion. They are similar in flavor to hash browns but a different shape. The coarsely grated potato gives a different result to the slightly fluffier consistency you would get with hash browns.

If you are looking for a hot appetizer recipe potato latkes are a great idea. These easy party appetizers are tasty and warming and the onion and potato combination is beautiful. Serve them with sour cream and applesauce for dipping. If you are making these for a buffet, you can lay them out with the dips alongside. If you are making food for a sit-down dinner, give each person a couple of hot latkes with the sauces on their plates or on the side.

You might like to make a variation of this potato latkes recipe, perhaps substituting some grated zucchini for a couple of the potatoes. Potato zucchini latkes are gorgeous too and colorful. Alternative you could use mushroom, carrot or add some finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes. This of course is veering away from the traditional potato latkes recipe but if you are catering for a buffet rather than a Hanukkah celebration you might want to consider it. Continue reading