Vegan Potato Latkes

22 Dec

It’s Chanukah, so you know what that means:  the delicious potato pancakes known as latkes.  They’re a perfect comfort food for the winter, whether used as an entree or side dish.  Here is a vegan recipe, that makes about 8-10 latkes:

  • 1-1/2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (preferably Kosher or sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Canola oil as required
  1. Peel the potatoes, then coarsely grate over medium holes in the grater (strips shouldn’t be too fine).
  2. Place grated potatoes in a colander over the sink, and squeeze out the liquid using your hands.  Then place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  3. Peel and grate the onion.  Place in the bowl with the potatoes.
  4. Add the parsley, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper, and mix well with a spoon.
  5. Pour an approximately 1/8-inch layer of oil into a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  6. Form the pancakes by taking a heaping tablespoonful of the batter and flattening it gently.  Place the pancakes a few at a time in the skillet, preventing them from touching, and fry a few minutes on each side until golden brown.  Repeat until you use up all the batter, adding more oil if necessary.
  7. After removing the latkes from the skillet, drain on paper towels.  Serve with applesauce and/or vegan sour cream.

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3 Responses to “Vegan Potato Latkes”

  1. samantha91288 December 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    These look absolutely amazing! I’m so glad you’re back to updating your blogs now, thought you’d disappeared 🙂 Welcome back!

    • thevegancook December 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

      Thanks! I’ve re-dedicated myself to finding time for the things I enjoy, including these blogs. Excited to keep sharing my posts and thoughts with you!

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  1. Chanukah « My Jewish Journey - December 25, 2011

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