Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By Popular Demand: Bubbie's Latke Recipe!

We've tried them all, but the best is going right back to the basics, just like gramma (Bubbie) used to make:


6 to 8 potatoes, grated finely
(you can use russet, purple or sweet
but russet is the classic recipe!)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chives
1 onion, diced or grated
Flour, if needed
Vegetable oil, to fry


Mix in a large bowl all ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Add small amounts of flour, if needed to bind ingredients together.
Form the mixture into patties.

Secret trick to ensure latkes stay perfectly round: Freeze them til they're semi-hard!

Heat a generous amount of vegetable oil in a pan and fry until golden brown.

Our rabbi loves to fry them in his deep fat fryer - he was the one who told us to freeze them in advance!

Serve with applesauce & sour cream. YUM!


  1. Oh, man! Those sound DELICIOUS! Happy Hanukkah, dear pals. :)

  2. You know what? I think the peep is gonna try makin' some of those. She says they look super yummy.


  3. My human thinks those sound delicious - and great tip about freezing them!

  4. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
    Mom is licking her lips ;)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  5. Wow, they look so yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe and tips.

  6. Please forgive TBT. He just m/v some red and green bell peppers and some onions. Layers them into the ricer with some M/V yukon gold poatoes, and fries the stuff, flattening and turning twice.

    Reading Your recipe, we just watch in slight shame.

  7. With sour cream ... ymumy. Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to you and all your family. We hope you have a swell Turkey Day.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Copied and pasted to my cooking folder :) Thank you for the recipes. Have a wonderful Thanks giving xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Mommy says the recipe looks simple enough that she may attempt them...
    We think we'll hang out at the catio if and when she does. ;)

  10. Oops, "m/v" should have been "m/w" fer "microwave"...

  11. Mom says that these look scrumptious. She just printed the recipe! Extra special thanks for string it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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