Spicy Olive Potato Latkes


  • 1 pound baking potatoes, grated
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs or matzo meal (flour will work in a pinch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup The Spicy Olive's Butter Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Line a large bowl with a clean kitchen towel or several layers of cheesecloth.  Place grated potatoes and onion in the center of the towel, gather the corners and squeeze tightly, releasing as much liquid as possible from the veggies (you want the potatoes and onions as dry as possible).  Place squeezed veggies in a clean bowl and add egg, breadcrumbs, and salt.  Using your hands, mix together until combined.

Step 2: Use a 1/4 cup measuring tool to portion latke mix into even patties.  Set aside.

Step 3: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Once oil is hot, carefully add patties to the skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.  Remove from the skillet and set aside on a wire rack to drain and cool.  Repeat this process for remaining patties, adding more oil if necessary.

Step 4: Serve potato latkes sprinkled with scallions and with sour cream on the side.

Enjoy this holiday recipe from The Spicy Olive!