Seri sticks to the same latke recipe every year to ensure crispy latke perfection. Her fave toppers? Sour cream and smoked salmon.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

50 mins
30 mins
16 latkes


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a wire rack in a shallow baking pan.

  • Peel potatoes. Use the coarse blade of a box grater to shred potatoes into a large bowl of ice water. Grate onion on the fine blade of a box grater. (You should have approximately 1/2 cup of grated onion.)

  • Drain potatoes; transfer them to a bowl lined with a clean flour sack towel or a fine-mesh 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Gently wrap and squeeze dish towel, getting out as much liquid as humanly possible. In a large bowl combine potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, 1 Tbsp. kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper; stir.

  • In a heavy nonstick skillet heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers. For each latke, scoop a small handful (1/4 cup) of potato mixture and squeeze gently over the bowl. Flatten mixture and add to skillet. Repeat, adding a few at a time so you don't overcrowd the pan. Fry both sides until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Transfer to rack in shallow baking pan to drain and keep warm in oven while preparing the rest of your latkes. Serve warm with toppers. Makes 16 latkes.

Crispy Latke Topping Combos

A few flavor combos to try: 1) HONEY-NUT sliced apples or pears, honey, chopped pistachios. 2) SALMON-DILL smoked salmon or lox, crème fraîche, fresh dill. 3) APPLE-POM applesauce, pomegranate arils, cinnamon. 4) SOUR CREAM AND ONION sour cream, labneh, or Greek yogurt, plus fresh chives or scallions.

Of course, you can always simply serve with the traditional applesauce or sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 23mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 6g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 2g; vitamin a 34.5IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 12.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 221mg; potassium 215mg; calcium 11mg; iron 0.6mg.