Latkes So Delicious You’ll Want Them for All Eight Days of Hanukkah

A tradition during Hanukkah, when lighting candles commemorates oil that miraculously burned for eight days following the Maccabean Revolt, latkes take the (potato pan) cake when it comes to holiday sides. This recipe from the Lazy Gourmet calls for only six ingredients, with one of them the oil used to cook the potato pancakes and keep the flame in your belly alight for the eight days of festivities. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, give these latkes a try. Each one is a little miracle.


Makes 4 large latkes.


4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled

1 small white onion

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup potato starch


Oil for pan frying



Grate potatoes and onion into a bowl.

Add egg, potato starch, and salt to taste. Mix together.

Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat.

Divide potato mixture into 4 portions. Shape and gently flatten each into a round cake.

Drop into pan. Fry until golden on both sides.

Remove and season with salt.