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Cooked latkes on a plate with sour cream

Classic Potato Latkes (Crazy Easy)

These classic, super crispy potato latkes have a texture and taste worth writing home about. Serve them as an entree or a side dish!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Jewish
Keyword latkes, potato latkes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 latkes
Calories 75kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 lb yukon gold potatoes shredded
  • 1 small onion shredded
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 cup oil avocado or light olive oil


  • Peel the potatoes and onion. Shred the potato and onion using a food processor or hand grater.
    Shredded potatoes and onion
  • Add the shredded potatoes to a cheesecloth or towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
    potatoes and onion in a towel
  • Add the shredded potato and onion into a bowl, followed by whisked egg, flour, and salt. Toss until evenly combined.
    All the latkes ingredients in a bowl
  • Preheat a pan over medium-heat with oil. Place a spoonful of the latke batter into the pan and press it with the back of the spoon to flatten it.
    Latkes on a frying pan
  • Turn the latke over as soon as its golden. Fry on the other side. Repeat until you run out of batter. Serve immediately and enjoy while they are still crispy!
    Cooked latkes on a plate with sour cream


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg