Latkes for Kids

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 30m

24-36 Latkes

Making Hanukkah potato pancakes from The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen becomes a fun family project.


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup matzo meal
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


CHILD: Peel the potatoes and carrots. Put the potatoes in a bowl of cold water.

ADULT WITH CHILD: Use a food processor to carefully grate the zucchini, potatoes, carrots and onion.

CHILD: Combine the vegetables, eggs, salt and pepper. Add the matzo meal. Shape the mixture into flat pancakes using 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter for each.

ADULT WITH CHILD: Fry the latkes in about 2 tablespoons of hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes per side; add oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with applesauce.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 1891

nutrition information per serving

43 calories; 2g total fat; 18mg cholesterol; 40mg sodium; 4g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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