Latkes/Potato Pancakes


Last year I made delicious latkes.  This year I wanted to try a new recipe, and since -s remembers his mom making potato pancakes when he was little, we asked her for her recipe.  By the looks of the recipe it looks like it came with her 1970 Osterizer blender! 😉


So what’s the difference between a latke and a potato pancake?  For me, a latke is more like formed hash browns, like the ones I made last year, and potato pancakes are smooth…more like pancakes.


  • 3 c. cubed raw potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Put 1/2 c. potato cubes, eggs, flour onion, baking powder and salt into a blender; cover and pulse on chop mode until smooth in texture.  Add the remaining potatoes and pulse on chop mode until mixture is smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Put spoon fulls of batter into pan and fry until golden brown.  Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

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