Make Your Own Latkes

December 24, 2011 7:25:19 AM PST
Whether at the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza or in Chicago-area delis, potato pancakes sell like, well, hot pancakes.

Also known as latkes, they are also a staple food item during Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Dan Raskin, fourth-generation co-owner of Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen (link:, joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the history of latkes, and he showed us the special recipe of how they make potato pancakes at his family's deli.

Dan Raskin's Latkes Recipe


2 cups Finely-Grated Raw Baking Potatoes
1/4 cup Grated Onion
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tblsp Flour
1 tblsp Butter
2 tblsp Vegetable Oil


Combine potatoes and onions

. Squeeze out excess liquid.

Add all other ingredients except butter and vegetable oil.

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen
1141 S. Jefferson
Monday - Saturday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve: Closed at 4 p.m.

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