LATKES (Potato Pancakes)

Recipe taken from The International Table: Recipes from the Seattle Sister Cities

Grandmother Neomi made these patties for her grandchildren every time they visited her. The delicious patties would be ready in a few minutes and were enjoyed with hard-boiled eggs and a fresh vegetable salad. Grandma Neomi won the competition organized by the Israeli national Maariv newspaper in the 1960’s with this recipe. Serves 9–12.



2 medium potatoes, boiled

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 eggs

1 cup chopped parsley

salt and ground black pepper,

to taste

oil for frying (sunflower, safflower,

or olive oil)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped



Peel the potatoes and mash well in a bowl, then add the chopped onion, eggs, and parsley, and mix well. Season to taste. With your hands, form patties about 2" in diameter and about ½" thick.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the patties, turning when one side becomes a bit golden. Cool the patties on absorbent paper.

Combine sour cream and dill in a small dish. Serve as a topping or dipping sauce alongside the latkes. Enjoy!