I wanted to share a recipe for potato latkes fried in the traditional way! It is served with either applesauce or sour cream.

Eating fried foods at Hanukkah (most famously, potato latkes and jelly donuts!) has historically symbolized the triumph of good over evil. Let’s work together to triumph over the evil of diet culture in the New Year!

potato latkes recipe for recovery


  • 4 russet (Idaho) potatoes, peeled
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (can substitute matzah meal)
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Additional sea salt


  1. Using a grater OR a food processor, shred potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean dishtowel or paper towels and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible; keep 2-3 Tbsp of the starch (milky white stuff) to add back into the potato mixture.
  3. Transfer to large bowl and mix in eggs, flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry latkes in batches of 3-4 until golden and crispy on each side.
  6. Sprinkle with salt when they’re done frying.
  7. Serve with applesauce, or sour cream, or other fun toppings.

Try out this recipe and then let me know below – which topping do you prefer? Or do you have another favorite?

Pro Tip: The secret to getting latkes just right is straining out the extra liquid.

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