Potato Pancakes

Inspired by The Greens Restaurant, an iconic vegetarian farm-to-table restaurant in San Francisco, these potato pancakes, also known as latkes, are the perfect dish for Hanukkah. Homemade applesauce for dipping is a must.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large pot, a large pan, a large bowl, a large glass measuring cup, a cheese grater, and a colander.
  2. Get out a blender or food processor.
  3. Get out a serving platter and paper towels.

STEP TWO – Cook the Potatoes


8 medium-size potatoes (any kind will do)
Sea salt


  1. Peel the potatoes and place them in the large pot.
  2. Cover with water, add a little salt, and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes so they are still firm.
  4. Drain the potatoes in the colander and set aside to cool.

STEP THREE – Make the Binder


3-4 scallions or ½ of an onion
1 egg
2 tablespoons of sour cream
¼ cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, etc.)
Salt and pepper


  1. Mince the scallions or onions.
  2. Add the onions to the large bowl with the egg, sour cream, and cheese.
  3. Grate the potatoes and add them to the binder.
  4. Add salt and pepper and mix with your hands.

STEP FOUR – Cook the Pancakes

  1. Heat the pan on medium-high heat and add a generous amount of canola oil.
  2. Shape the batter into large pancakes and place them on the hot pan 4 or 5 at a time.
  3. Allow the pancakes to cook on both sides until they’re golden brown, 10-15 minutes a side.
  4. Remove the pancakes from the pan and place them on the serving platter layered with paper towels.
  5. When all the pancakes are cooked, blot them with paper towels.

STEP FIVE – Make the Applesauce


4-6 apples (any kind will do)
Brown sugar


  1. Peel and cut the apples into quarters.
  2. Place the apples in the large glass measuring cup, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 4 minutes.
  3. Drain some of the liquid and save it in case you need to thin the applesauce.
  4. Add the apples and a tablespoon of brown sugar to the blender.
  5. Blend until the sauce is the consistency you like, adding more liquid as needed.
  6. Serve warm with the potato pancakes.

Recommended serving size: 3 pancakes and ½ a cup of applesauce

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat

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24 thoughts on “Potato Pancakes

      1. ❤️❤️😀
        I don’t mean to… well umm don’t mind me asking. I think it’s really fascinating that 2 people start a blog together. I just wanna ask really how it works! Like are you two friends or family? Or do you guys allot yourselves where one is responsible for posting and one for replying comments! Please do let me know cuz I’m very curious!😬😬😬
        Ok so see you around and merry Christmas!❤️🎄🎄

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      2. Not at all! I started this blog with my mom in July. I handle all the blog postings and communications while she does the cooking and writes the recipes. It’s a good division of labor that plays to our strengths.

        I hope that helped! Merry Christmas to you as well 😃🎄

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