Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

For a more “gourmet” touch, replace the yogurt and sour cream topping with whipped cream infused with an apple liqueur.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 medium russet or purple potatoes, peeled and grated
  • ½ medium red onion, peeled and mince
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped chives
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup natural yogurt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, stirring in the salt and pepper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the potatoes and onion with the lightly beaten egg and the flour.
  • In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Carefully add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the potato mixture. Use a spatula to gently press the mixture down into the shape of a small patty. Brown briefly, then turn and brown the other side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Combine sour cream, yogurt, and chives in a small bowl. Serve the latkes with the sour cream mixture.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 medium russet or purple potatoes, peeled and grated
  • ½ medium red onion, peeled and mince
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped chives
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup natural yogurt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, stirring in the salt and pepper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the potatoes and onion with the lightly beaten egg and the flour.
  • In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Carefully add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the potato mixture. Use a spatula to gently press the mixture down into the shape of a small patty. Brown briefly, then turn and brown the other side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Combine sour cream, yogurt, and chives in a small bowl. Serve the latkes with the sour cream mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories280
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium330mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein5g