World's Best Latkes

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1 small onion

Grate both in your food processor using the grater, not the knife.


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup flour

Mix well.

Heat 1/2 inch deep oil (I prefer Canola) until quite hot (you'll see ripples in the bottom of the skillet). Drop the latkes mixture a tablespoon at a time and sauté until brown on both sides, about 6 minutes per latke. You can make them crisper or softer, as people swear by either one, to please the entire crowd.

Some people serve these with applesauce. I prefer sour cream or as is. The key is, to eat these with as many family members as possible – It's the best seasoning of all!