Potato Latkes - Jewish Pancakes #BreadBakers

The Jewish call Potato Pancake - Latkes which are a must for Hanukkah, which are meant to symbolize good luck . These are addictive, delicious and mouth melting pancakes. Made mini pancakes using a ring mold, hence you can see them same in size. 
 This month’s Bread Bakers host Mayuri Jikoni choose the theme Pancakes. 

Makes: 8 to 10 small pancakes

1.1/2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
2 Tablespoons scallions- chopped green and white parts
2 Eggs - lightly beaten
1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
Oil as required for pan-frying
For Serving
1 Cup Sour cream / 
Crème fraîche - Homemade
1 Cup Apple Sauce - Homemade


First we make the sour cream, so that it can be chilled in the refrigerator. 
To Make Sour Cream / Crème fraîche 
200 Ml Fresh Cream
2 Tablespoon White Vinegar or Lime Juice
Mix them all to get and keep it aside at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes then refrigerate till ready to serve.  Sour cream / Crème fraîche is ready.

For the Pancake Mix 
In a large bowl, mix  the mashed potatoes, scallions, egg and  flour until combined.Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Place the ring molds and drop spoonfuls of the  mixture,  into the hot oil, slightly flatten the latkes into the oil with the back of your spoon so they are evenly thick.  When the pancake is done on one side lift the ring mold and then flip and cook the other side.

Fry the pancakes, in batches, until they're golden brown and crispy on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Add more oil to the pan as needed between batches. Transfer the pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate. 

Serve the potato pancakes  with sour cream or  apple sauce,  garnished with additional chopped scallions.  Enjoy these delicious pancakes.

My Notes
If the  pancake mixture looks too dry and isn't holding together, add one more egg. If it looks too wet, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is thick. 

Labels : Potato, Pancakes, Israel, Latkes, Bread Bakers, Sandwiches 
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. My Irish husband would go crazy over these. They look fantastic!

  2. These Latkes look delicious! The would be perfect with another dish or any meal of the day.

  3. Latkes turned out perfect Sneha. They look delicious.

  4. Your latkes look perfect. Great idea using the ring mold.

  5. Lovely latkes... could easily serve these as light dinner with some eggs and pickles.

  6. Using a ring mold is a great suggestion. I'll have to try that, thanks!

  7. The latkes have come out really well. Loved the recipe.

  8. The latkes look beautiful. Pancakes usually call for mashed bananas - use of potato is different!

  9. These Latkes, is going to be tomorrow's breakfast. They look yumm.. Thanks for sharing.

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