Basic latkes

Crispy, herb-spiked deliciousness

Basic latkes

Basic latkes

Serves Makes 10
Time Cooks In30 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 167 8%
  • Fat 9.3g 13%
  • Saturates 0.9g 5%
  • Sugars 0.6g 1%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%
  • Protein 3.3g 7%
  • Carbs 18.4g 7%
  • Fibre 1.7g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 2 large Maris Piper potatoes , (600g total)
  • 1 onion , optional
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • vegetable oil , for frying
  • ½ a bunch of fresh woody herbs , such as sage, rosemary, thyme (15g)
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  1. Scrub the potatoes clean, then coarsely grate (skin and all). Peel and finely slice the onion (if using).
  2. Place in the middle of a clean tea towel and wring out the liquid, then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the flour and crack in the eggs, season with sea salt and black pepper, then mix well to combine.
  4. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat with enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Shape small handfuls of the potato mixture (roughly the same size as a golf balls) into latkes, flattening gently, then carefully add to the pan – you may need to work in batches.
  6. Fry for 1½ to 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp, then drain on kitchen paper.
  7. Pick the herbs and scatter into the pan with the remaining oil. Fry for a few seconds until crisp, then remove to the kitchen paper before sprinkling over the hot latkes.