We cannot believe we didn’t share our recipe for Latkes this week. It’s Hanukkah!!! We must make latkes!

Latkes, the Yiddish word for potato pancakes, are traditionally eaten by Ashkenazic Jews on Hanukkah. You can find latkes at just about any Jewish deli in the city. Whether you accompany them with applesauce or vegan sour cream, be sure to serve them fresh out of the skillet as they really should be eaten immediately after frying. (From NYC Vegan, copyright © 2017 by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment. Used by permission. Photo by Jackie Sobon.)

Makes 24 latkes

4 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
6 tablespoons warm water
6 large red potatoes, peeled and shredded
1 medium yellow onion, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
Dash ground black pepper
1 cup matzoh meal
Canola oil or other neutral oil, for frying


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg replacer and water until fully combined.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add the potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, matzoh meal, and the egg replacer mixture. Mix well by hand to thoroughly combine.

3. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat to 375°F. While the oil is heating, form the potato mixture into compact patties, using about 3 tablespoons per latke. When the oil is heated, fry the latkes in batches, no more than 4 or 5 at time—do not overcrowd the skillet. Fry the latkes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Flip them with a spatula and cook the second side until lightly browned.

4. Transfer the cooked latkes to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat this process until all the latkes are fried, being sure to watch the oil level and adding more as necessary.

Tip: It’s really important when making these to be conscious of the size of the latke. If you make them too large, they won’t hold together as well and will fall apart when you flip them.

If you like these, just imagine how much you will like the other recipes in NYC Vegan! It is not too late it pick up it for holiday gifting!