Potato Latkas

Potato latkas

Chanukkah Magic: Make the most of it!

In this post you will find everything there is to know about potato latkas and fritters from the world over, plus tips on how to fry latkas and other fritters safely and effectively. Scroll down for the complete list of latka and all fritters recipes! Oh, did I say all of them, no exception, can be made gluten-free just as easily as the regular version?

Ah Latkas! The food we love to hate!

To make matters worse, courtesy of the alarmist low-carb food industry, the humble potato has gone from being a faithful staple at every table to making rare and apologetic appearances, as in Chanukkah, where we fry and eat it with a vengeance.

Please start by reading my post about my Frying Tips:  Fear of Frying Therapy; You will be amazed how easy and delicious it becomes to enjoy occasional fried treats, on Chanukkah and beyond.

In addition to adding some delicious fried treats from around the world, you will learn a thing or two about frying safely and efficiently, even for dessert!

Serve them with homemade Apple Sauce:

apple sauce

Nothing like it, pure deliciousness, and so easy to make!

We used to enjoy potato latkas year round

Courtesy of my mother in law Z”L, who whipped them up at the drop of a hat. All you ever had to say was, ooohhhh I’m dying for some Bubbie Latkas! It is likely thanks to her that I am totally reconciled with making them in every shape and form. Do give a real chance to all the fried treats listed below. As you will see, I pushed the envelope to include veggie burgers and grain fritters: These are quite substantial and are indeed dinner, served alone or topped with your favorite sauce, and a good salad. The best part is, most are gluten-free, and the very few that are not are perfectly adaptable to gluten-free. Give millet and cornmeal a real chance!

Carb Counters? I got you covered!

Who said a latka must aways made with potatoes? How about Vegetable, Apple, even Cheese? One more delicious than the other!

When you realize that the recipes listed below are all variations on the classic potato latka, you might enjoy them more often for dinner.

Latkas International

These are just some of my favorites!