Recipes and Cooking Crispy Latkes Seri sticks to the same latke recipe every year to ensure crispy latke perfection. Her fave toppers? Sour cream and smoked salmon. By Seri Kertzner Seri Kertzner Facebook Instagram Twitter Seri Kertzner is a home decor blogger and events planner for Little Miss Party Planner. Seri has nearly two decades of experience in planning special events. She is a former contributing writer for Better Homes & Gardens, covering party planning, recipes, and decorating tips.As "Chief Party Officer" at her company Little Miss Party Planner, Seri specializes in planning for events, both in-person and virtual. Her brand also has a party supplies shop and offers custom-made kits for purchase. Located in New York City, Little Miss Party Planner serves clients throughout Manhattan, Long Island, and the Hamptons.Seri's first job at the age of 14 was in sales and eventually drew her toward working as a production manager for major retailers. After she became a mother, she channeled her energy into launching a business. Little Miss Party Planner has been featured in The Everymom, Chilled magazine, and Hamptons.com.Seri studied finance at Western University, which then led her to work in the corporate sector as a production manager for Club Monaco, and then J.Crew. As a production manager, she was responsible for events planning, and she took her role as host very seriously. She eventually left the corporate sector to focus on parenting and building her own business, applying her knowledge of finance toward her new entrepreneurial goal. Now, Little Miss Party Planning not only offers events services, but also includes a shop of custom items and do-it-yourself party supplies and ideas. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 27, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 latkes Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 large russet potatoes (9 to 11 ounces each) 1 small white onion 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Corn oil for frying Desired Toppers Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 145 Calories 11g Fat 10g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 145 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 221mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Protein 2g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 11mg 1% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 215mg 5% Folate, total 12.9mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.