How to Prepare Classic Potato Latkes for Hanukkah 2023?

by Kristiyana

Which are the perfect recipes for the last day of Hanukkah 2023? How to make classic potato latkes? 

No Hanukkah celebration is complete without a tasty dish of latkes, wouldn’t you say? This food can serve as a great appetizer or side dish at your family dinner. It’s very easy to prepare, and it will hardly take any of your time. So, how to cook classic potato latkes?

How to Prepare Classic Potato Latkes for Hanukkah 2023: Recipe & Symbolism

classic potato latkes hanukkah recipe

Before we move on to the cooking part, I would like to mention part of the symbolic significance of this classic Hanukkah dish. The potato latkes (often called pancakes) are meant to symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah. The oil that is used to fry the latkes is like the oil of the menorah in the ransacked Second Temple of Jerusalem that stood aflame for eight days, despite that there was only enough oil to last for one more day. Latkes are, therefore, food that must be served on the last day of Hanukkah.

Recipes for the Last Day of Hanukkah 2023: Classic Potato Latkes


  • 1 lb yukon gold potatoes, shredded
  • 1 small onion, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup/106 gr light olive oil
  • kosher salt for taste
classic potato latkes ingredients


  1. Begin by peeling the onion and the potatoes.
  2. Shred the onion and potato with a hand grater or food processor.
  3. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the onion and potato by adding them to a cheesecloth or towel.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the egg, flour and salt together and then add the shredded onion and potato. Everything should be evenly combined.
  5. Over medium heat, preheat the oil. Take the prepared latke batter and place a spoonful of it into the pan and flatten it with the spoon.
  6. As soon as the latke is golden, turn it over. Fry on the other side as well. Repeat until all are golden.
  7. Serve right away while they are warm and crisp!

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