Kittencal's Crispy Potato and Green Onion Pancakes (Latkes)

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My family loves these almost as much as my Onion Patties #138173! You can make these ahead of time and then freeze, just cool pancakes, then place on a large baking sheet to freeze, when frozen stack in a freezer container or pop them into a freezer bag, to reheat and re-crisp, defrost the pancakes, then place in a 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes turn over then continue baking until crisp. Serve the pancakes with sour cream or applesauce...SO DELICIOUS!!!! a must served with a pot roast or a brisket. I like to add in some cayenne pepper and a bit of garlic powder but that is optional. Yield is only estimated, but you should get bewtween 20-23 pancakes for this recipe, the recipe can easily be doubled and I strongly suggest to do so, half will be gone before they even make it to the table lol!.

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  • add   2-4 teaspoons seasoning salt (or to taste, or use white salt to taste)
  • add   4-6 green onions, finely chopped (use as much as you like I use lots!)
  • add   2 lbs red potatoes
  • add   3-4 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped (but good to add in!, optional)
  • add   1 large egg
  • add   oil (for frying)
  • add   3 tablespoons flour (or use matzo meal)
  • add   2 teaspoons black pepper (or to taste)


  1. Grate the potatoes using a the coarse side if the grater (if not using right away let the grated potatoes soak in cold water for up to 24 hours).
  2. Using your hands firmly squeeze handfuls of the grated potatoes to remove as much liquid as possible, then place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in egg, flour, seasoned salt and pepper; mix well with a wooden spoon, then add in the green onions and parsley (if using).
  4. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  5. Place a heaping tablespoonful of the potato mixture into the hot skillet and using a fork, flatten slightly (the edges will be uneven!).
  6. Sprinkle with more salt if desired.
  7. Place only a few pancakes in the pan, careful not to over crowd.
  8. Cook until golden and crisp on both sides adding in more oil if needed).
  9. Repeat with remining potato mixture.