8 large potatoes grated in a food processor
1 onion grated in a food processor
1 cup flour
salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
Grate the potatoes in a food processor with the onion using the thin grating blade. Add to them to the flour, eggs, salt and pepper.
Form small patties with both hands without ever squeezing, and lower them into a hot oil , fry until golden, about 3 minutes on each side.
Remove and drain on paper towels.
Vegetable latkes: Replace the potatoes with a mixture of zucchini, carrots and parsnips. Add seasonings of your choice such as oregano, garlic and basil.
Sweet potato latkes: Substitute sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes, and add brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger to taste.
Potato Kugel: Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil to the potato latke batter. Pour the batter into a greased loaf or square pan, and bake uncovered in a preheated 375 degree F oven for one hour or until the top is golden brown.