Latkes (latkas) are a traditional Jewish food usually made with shredded potatoes that are fried until golden brown and are also known as Potato Pancakes.
This recipe adds more vegetables to the mix just to add more flavor and texture. Using Matzo Meal which is simply ground Matzo crackers, also make this recipe more traditional. Matzo is unleavened bread baked at a high temperature and a food usually eaten during Passover.
This recipe can be great as an hors de vours. Instead of making big pancakes, fry them in smaller portions, let cool and top with a dallop of sour cream, lox and chives.
- 1 cup of shredded potatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup of shredded zucchini
- 1/4 cup shredded parsnips
- 1/2 cup Spanish onion – thinly sliced
- 2 tbl chopped parsley
- 2 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Matzo Meal (substitute plain bread crumbs)
Use a box or hand grater to shred the vegetables.
Gently mix all the ingredients together.