With Hannukah right around the corner, it’s time to start making delicious fried food. The annoying part with fried food, especially latkes, is that it takes a long to make. While frying, you need to stand near the skillet and keep an eye on every single latke then flip each one while adding on more when one is done cooking. So, why not make one giant latke instead?
This big latke is the best and easiest latke to make. You grate all the potatoes, mix in some flour, salt, and pepper, then you just fry the whole batter at once. It will take between 7-10 minutes for each side to be perfectly cooked and crispy. When serving this family-size latke, you can cut it like a pizza or cake so that each family member gets a slice of the latke.
This latke recipe is a simple regular latke made with only potatoes. It can be made as small little latkes as well, but you just need to fry each one individually. The potatoes I used are red-skinned potatoes, they work best when frying potatoes. You will get the crispiest outcome and that's what a good latke is all about!
For garnish I used chive, I like to garnish all kinds of latkes with chive because it looks beautiful and you get the onion taste but not as aggressive as adding onion to the latkes batter.
For other Hanukkah recipes check out my Hanukkah recipe index.
Recipe yields 1 big latke – I used a skillet that is a 10-inch size
Let's start frying this giant latke:
Family Size Latkes
- 4-5 small potatoes
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper by your taste
- Oil for frying
- Few chive stalks cut into small pieces
- Peel and grate the potatoes.
- In a bowl add the grated potatoes, flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Heat oil in a skillet.
- Transfer the batter to the hot skillet.
- Fry for 7-10 minutes.
- Using a big plate, flip the latke and place the plate like a lid on top of it. Then with a towel, flip the skillet so the latke is on the plate.
- Slide the flipped latke back to the skillet.
- Fry the other side of the latke for 7-10 minutes.
- Take out to cool a little.
- Sprinkle some chive on the latke.
- Happy Hannukah!