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Classic Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

There are a multitude of recipes you can make for a vegan Hanukkah, but for some reason, I always come back to latkes. Last year, I featured Sweet Potato Latkes, which are laced with brown sugar, cloves, and cinnamon. But this year, I’m going with a classic—potato and onion.

If you’re rounding up recipes for your holiday meals, then I definitely recommend trying these crispy, crunchy latkes with a dollop of soy sour cream.

Classic Potato Pancakes

3 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
Egg Replacer equivalent of 2 eggs (such as Ener-G Egg Replacer)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 Tbsp. unbleached flour
Oil for frying

  • Grate the potatoes and squeeze out the moisture. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes with all the remaining ingredients, except the oil.
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet. Place 3 Tbsp. of the mixture into the skillet for each latke. Use a spatula to flatten the mixture to form the latke. Fry over medium heat about 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with apple sauce or soy sour cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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  • Heather says:

    You can also use mashed firm silken tofu (the vacuum packed kind) to replace the eggs.

  • Julian says:

    Love this recipe! Made this for the office potluck.

    The egg replacement I used, for those having trouble tracking down Ener-G, was just some cooked oatmeal. It worked out pretty well.

  • Almost Vegetarian says:

    Those look wonderful. I always make awful potato pancakes because I never, ever, get enough moisture out of them. So now I get them from the deli and make my own applesauce. It’s a compromise, but it works!


  • Linda says:

    Nice easy recipe to make when you are pressed for time. Thanks for sharing

  • DJ Karma says:

    Those look really good, and simple too! I love the classic, but the sweet potato ones sound intriguing- I’ll have to look that one up.

  • jimmy lee says:

    Thank you for your recpies. I wonder where can I get the egg replacer? pls give the supplier’s address . Thank you. JL