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For Hanukkah this year, we are celebrating with Grandma’s traditional potato latkes, but with a (slight) healthy twist. Nosh on this!


  • Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Whole wheat matzo meal
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt/pepper/seasoning

The quantity will change per the size of your group (duh), but we used 2 russet potatoes, 1 small yellow onion, 1/4 cup of matzo meal, and 2 egg whites (instead of 1 egg).

First, using a thick cheese grater, grate your cleaned and peeled potatoes into a mixing bowl. Grate in your onion.

Add the matzo meal and eggs to the bowl, sprinkle in some salt and pepper, and mix it all together into a well-combined mush.

Tessa's Homemade -- Mix Latke Ingredients Together

Heat up an iron skillet (or sauce pan if you don’t have one) with about 1/4″ of vegetable oil. Once the oil is nice and hot, scoop up a spoonful of your latke mush, and add it to the skillet. Careful – the skillet will spit hot oil! You can probably fit about 4 – 5 potato pancakes in the skillet at a time.

Season your latkes some more while they are cooking. We used paprika in addition to salt and pepper, and it was bomb.

Once the bottom side of your latke has become brown and crispy in the oil bath, flip it over for an even tan. Add more oil if they start to burn. Once the fritter is crisped to your liking, place it on top of a paper towel-lined plate. The towel will absorb some of the excess oil and prevent your latke from sogging.

Tessa's Homemade -- Crispy Hannukah Potato Latkes!

Try skipping the sour cream and serve your latkes with some apple sauce, like we did. The salty latke + sweet sauce = SO GOOD!

Tessa's Homemade -- Hannukah LatkesHappy Hanukkah, ya’ll! Feel free to share your favorite latke recipe below!



  1. What a tasty holiday treat! And the whole wheat aspect makes it seem so health conscious. I bet it is delish that even the most finicky matzah brie eater would love it! Kippas off to you Tess … and that must be the world’s most adorable menorak ever! Chappy Chanukah to you darling Tessa! You put the “ch” in chappy!

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