Latkes for Kids

Making Hanukkah potato pancakes from The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen (Schocken Books) becomes a fun family project.

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  • Servings: 24-36 latkes

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  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup matzo meal
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

How to make this recipe

  1. Child: Peel the potatoes and carrots. Put the potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Adult with child: Use a food processor to carefully grate the zucchini, potatoes, carrots and onion.
  2. Child: Combine the vegetables, eggs, salt and pepper. Add the matzo meal. Shape the mixture into flat pancakes using 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter for each.
  3. Adult with child: Fry the latkes in about 2 tablespoons of hot oil for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side; add oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with applesauce.
Contributed By Published December 2012

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