Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes

latkes for Hanukkah
Latkes for Hanukkah
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1 (24-oz) bag Potatoes shredded for hash browns
1 Carrots large, peeled
1 Onion medium, peeled
2 Eggs beaten
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking powder
3 tbsp Matzo meal cracker meal or all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil for frying
2 cups Applesauce chunky
1 Cinnamon stick
1 cup Sour cream

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Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes


Hands up if you love latkes?! These Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes are one of my easy Hanukkah appetizer recipes that I am delighted to share with you today. These crispy fried pancakes are made using a bag of shredded potatoes that are used to make hash browns which makes them even simpler and quicker than the usual latkes. Use my simple trick to check if your oil is at the correct temperature before cooking – add a piece of bread to the pan. It should turn golden brown by the time you count to 10. Adjust heat, as necessary.

To make these, start by mixing grated carrot and onion with a bag of shredded potatoes in a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, and baking powder. Sprinkle in flour and mix using a wooden spoon. Fry the latkes in batches until crisp and golden on both sides. Heat applesauce and the cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat and warm for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain latkes before serving with warm applesauce and sour cream.

To make my Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes

Steps to make Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes


Heat oil


Heat ½ an inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.


Place potatoes in a bowl


Place 1 bag of shredded potatoes in a large bowl.


Grate carrot and onion


Grate 1 large carrot and 1 medium onion into the bowl with the potatoes.


Add eggs, salt, baking powder and flour


Add 2 beaten eggs to the bowl along with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons of matzo meal, cracker meal or all-purpose flour. Combine everything in the bowl with a wooden spoon.


Place latkes in skillet with oil


Drop large spoonfuls of the latke mixture into the hot oil and press down gently with spatula to flatten.


Fry latkes


Cook the latkes in batches for about 3 minutes on each side until golden and crisp. Repeat until you have used all the mixture. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.


Heat applesauce


Heat the applesauce and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.




Serve as an appetizer with the warmed applesauce and sour cream on the side.

This Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes make a delicious appetizer for Hanukkah. Try them out this year and don’t forget to come back to leave a comment below.

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