Grandma Ruth’s Potato Latkes


  • 3 cups shredded potatoes (3-4 medium potatoes)
  • 1 small onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbl flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • peanut oil for frying

In a food processor, combine the onion, eggs, flour, seasonings and baking powder.  Process until onion is grated.  In large mixing bowl, combine shredded potatoes with the mixture from the processor.


Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium high heat.  Using a slotted spoon, scoop a large spoonful of latke mixture and gently place in hot oil to avoid splashing.  You should be able to fit 4 large latkes in the skillet at a time.


Fry 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.

Remove to a wire rack or paper towels to drain.  Then place on a baking sheet in warm oven while you finish frying the last 4 latkes.  Scoop remaining 4 latkes and continue frying.

Serve with applesauce or sour cream.  You can freeze fried latkes and just heat them up for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven when you wish to serve them.