But for you Hanukkah home cooks out there, here’s a selection of latke recipes—traditional and otherwise.
There are crispy ones like grandma used to make, ones with celery root or sweet potatoes, and potato pancakes that are gluten free. My daughter who is gluten intolerant points out you don’t really need a specific gluten free latke recipe. Just sub potato starch for flour and you’re good to go.
Everyone has a favorite potato latke recipe for Hanukkah. Here’s one from Zabar’s, supplied by a grandma, of course. A couple of modern-day shortcuts that Bubbie might not have approved of—the potatoes aren’t peeled and they’re grated in a food processor.
Potato pancakes (latkes). Photo:by robbplusjessie via flickr.
Grandma Bertha’s Latkes
4 Idaho Potatoes (Washed but not peeled)
1 Large Yellow Onion
3 Large Eggs
1-2 Cups Regular Flour
1 Tablespoon Coarse Salt
½ Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
Oil for Frying (I Use Half Olive Oil / Half Corn Oil)