Instructions

  • Peel potatoes and onion.
  • Grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl.
  • Crack eggs into a glass. Check to make sure
    there are no blood spots!
  • Add egg, salt and pepper to the potato and
    onion mixture, and use a wooden spoon to
    mix it up!
  • Ask your adult assistant to help turn on
    the stove.
  • Pour enough oil into the frying pan to cover
    the bottom of the pan.
  • Use a large spoon to carefully place spoonfuls
    of batter into the pan. Be careful - the oil is
    hot!
  • Let the latkes fry for about 5 minutes on a
    medium flame.
  • Ask your adult assistant to help turn the latkes
    over using a spatula. Let the latkes fry for a
    few more minutes, till they’re nice and brown
    on both sides.
  • Ask your adult assistant to help take out the
    latkes and place them on a plate to cool.
  • Serve with applesauce and enjoy! Don’t forget
    to make a blessing!

    BLESSING: Baruch Atoh Ado-nai Elo-heinu Melech Ha-olam Borei P’ri Ha’adoma.
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Anonymous December 12, 2016

they were yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!
but some how they all disappeared! Reply

Anonymous london October 19, 2016

good writing Reply

Anonymous November 30, 2015

Nice recipe Reply

Racjel California December 20, 2014

recipe Great recipe, first time with daughter and turned out perfect Reply

malka sima toronto canada January 22, 2014

I've been cooking for a very long time. I can gaurantee that this is probably the least challenging recipe I would attempt. So for those of you that think 'cooking is so hard and is unsafe for young children' that is totally not true. Reply

Anonymous California January 3, 2014

let the kids learn how to cook, and to be cautious! I don't undersand why ppl are nervous about the kids. This is how they learn, by doing it alongside their parents. I was peeling potatoes at my mother's sink when I was just barely able to put my arms over the edge. I came through it with my fingers all intact. And, I'm a good cook because of it. Reply

Anonymous November 29, 2012

come on, where's the matzo meal? Reply

Anonymous November 29, 2012

burp my stomach is eager to eat it Reply

yum!!!!!!!! November 29, 2012

looks scrumcious Reply

Anonymous Carlow, Ireland September 17, 2012

Thank you I really lovred the latkes I made with your recipe. Reply

Anonymous Fitchburg, WI December 14, 2011

How many approx does this make? Thank you, I am introducing my Son's 4K class to potato Latke and Jewish traditions in celebration of Hanukkah. My Son is the only Jewish kid in class so I am trying to make sure I give the kids a good understanding and not above their heads. Thanks for this website! Reply

Anonymous London November 27, 2010

This recipe is perfictly safe for children, they should be allowed to use graters and peelers under adult supervision if they are young. I doubt they are expecting a 3 year old to read the recipe and prepare by themselves! I will be making it with my children this week. Looks fantastic :) Reply

Anonymous san diego, Unised Stated November 21, 2010

safeness I am not sure tht this is a safe recipe for kids because of the peeling. Reply

lizzy nashville, tennessee March 2, 2010

looks good but im allergic to nuts im soo sad Reply

faigy australia December 20, 2009

thanx! this recipe is so easy!!
im starting to learn how to cook but these were a breeze!!
i made them every night by myself
b/cuz my mother was overseas Reply

Anonymous orangec, ca December 18, 2009

I found this wonderfully helpful Our son is home schooled we needed to review foods and games along with holiday your pictures and directions really helped in getting my son interested thank you. Reply

Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org via kids.tzivoshashem.org December 14, 2009

matzah meal Thanks Helaine! You can certainly include matzah meal but it is not necessary, the latkes stay together nicely without. Reply

helaine becker longmeadow, ma via southernspirit.org December 14, 2009

latke recipe you forgot the 1/2 cup of matzah meal Reply

Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org via kids.tzivoshashem.org December 16, 2008

hebrew Thanks for pointing that out! We've added the blessing in Hebrew.

Happy Chanukah! Reply

Nathaniel Greenblatt Chatham MA, U.S. via kids.tzivoshashem.org December 15, 2008

The blessing Ha'adoma You should at least write the blessing in hebrew to. It will help people to read hebrew as well as memorize the blessing. Reply