These GF Potato Latkes might be the best holiday ethnic food of them all. DUH! It’s a pan fried potato.Jump to Recipe
If you have holiday favorites I would love to hear about them. Latkes and jelly doughnuts are favorites at Hanukkah. But why do we eat fried foods on HANUKKAH? Apparently, this custom began in the 12th century. Eating fried foods was a new custom. So I am guessing that fried foods were considered a delicacy.
The latkes are potatoes and onions mixed together and pan fried. The secret to making good latkes is to make sure you wring out as much of the water from the potatoes as possible. It is the same concept as when making homemade hashbrowns.
The fun part about latkes is topping them with fun accoutrements. I served mine with smoked salmon and sour cream and with hot pepper jelly and cream cheese. Both were delicious. Below I am sharing a few other latke recipes for you to try.
The cast of characters.
Creating and Pan Frying the Potato Latkes.
The GF Potato Latkes plated.
GF Potato Latkes
Making this Hanukkah holiday classic GF Potato Latkes is fun and tasty. Add to the fun by pairing with salmon or with hot pepper jelly.
- 3 Lbs Potatoes
- 2 Whole Eggs beaten
- 1 Whole Onion grated
- 1/4 Cup GF All-purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Corn Oil
- 3 Tbsp Duck fat
Using a grater, shred the potatoes followed by grating the onions. Take the potatoes and onion in a tea towel and wring out as much liquid as possible.
Mix the potatoes and onion with the eggs, flour, salt and pepper in a big bowl. Form into hockey puck sized balls.
Place 2 Tbsp oil and the duck fat in a large frying pan and heat to medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the the potato mixture to the frying pan in batches, pressing down with a spatula to flatten.
Cook each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer cooked latkes to paper towels to drain the oil and sprinkle with salt. Add additional oil to the frying pan as required to cook the rest of the potatoes.
Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees
Place latkes on a baking tray and warm for 10 minutes until ready for serving.
Top with smoked salmon and sour cream or hot pepper jelly and cream cheese (optional).
Serve and Enjoy!