Latke Recipe

Make too many latkes for your family and friends—here’s a recipe! Fry them up to enjoy as you read Richard’s book.

Illustration from Too Many Latkes, by Richard Codor

Four large potatoes, peeled and grated by hand or using the shredding disc of a food processor*
One or two medium onions, peeled and grated
Two eggs, lightly beaten
¼- ½ cup flour
2 tsps salt (or to taste)
1 tsp pepper (or to taste)
½ tsp baking powder
Oil for frying

Combine the grated potatoes and onions. Add in the eggs, ¼ cup of the flour, the salt, pepper and baking powder. Stir well. Fill a large frying pan with oil up to a depth of about ½ inch; heat until a small piece of potato added to the oil sizzles rapidly.

Keep the first batches in a warm oven on a baking sheet until all your latkes are fried. Serve hot with applesauce or sour cream.  Makes LOTS of latkes for four people. Have more people? Double or triple as needed.

*In a hurry or don’t have a grater? Some supermarkets carry frozen shredded potatoes that make it a breeze to make too many latkes (or just enough!)