This is THE best latke recipe for Hanukah

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Get ready to celebrate with THE best, most delicious potato latke recipe. Try them out and let us know how they were!

1 pound potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce

Cooks’ notes
Latkes may be made up to 8 hours ahead. Reheat on a rack set over a baking sheet in a 350°F oven about 5 minutes. Grating the potatoes, soaking them briefly in water and then squeezing out the liquid (as we’ve done here) keeps the batter from turning brown too quickly.

D I R E C T I O N SLatkes
1. Preheat oven to 250°F
2. Peel potatoes and coarsely grate by hand
transferring to a large bowl of cold water as
3. Soak potatoes 1 to 2 minutes after last batch is
added to water, then drain well in a colander.
4. Spread grated potatoes and onion on a
kitchen towel and roll up jelly-roll style.
5. Twist towel tightly to wring out as much liquid
as possible. Transfer potato mixture to a bowl
and stir in egg and salt.
6. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet
over moderately high heat until hot but not
7. Working in batches of 4 latkes, spoon 2
tablespoons potato mixture per latke into
skillet, spreading into 3-inch rounds with a
fork. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until
undersides are browned, about 5 minutes.
8. Turn latkes over and cook until undersides
are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer
to paper towels to drain and season with salt.
Add more oil to skillet as needed. Keep latkes
warm on a wire rack set in a shallow baking
pan in oven.

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