Mom's Potato Latkes


  • 3 cups shredded potato
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 6saltine crackers, or as needed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Mix potato, onion, eggs, crackers, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.


  • Step 2

    Pour enough vegetable oil into a skillet to fill about 1/2-inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.

  • Step 3

    Drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture, first pressing potato mixture against the side of the bowl to remove excess liquid, into the hot oil; slightly flatten the latkes into the oil with the back of your spoon so they are evenly thick.

  • Step 4

    Cook in hot oil until browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain latkes on a plate lined with a paper towel.

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