Monday, December 2, 2013

Cheddar Cheese + Chive Potato Latkes

Over the weekend, I used my leftover Thanksgiving mashed potaters and made fried latkes for breakfast.  In case you're not familiar, latkes are a traditional Jewish dish of potato pancakes that are usually served around Hanukkah.  

This was the first time I had made latkes, but my hubby grew up eating them and said they turned out perfect! :)  I added in some grated cheddar cheese and chives from my balcony garden to give them a little more flavor.

Making latkes is a great way to used leftover mashed potatoes {and you definitely don't have to be Jewish to enjoy these fried little gems!}.  They most certainly are not the healthiest recipe around, but usually any tasty dish this time of year is not the most nutritionally go ahead, indulge!  'Tis the season!! xx


2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c. sliced chives, plus extra for garnish
3 tbsp flour {I used white rice flour}
vegetable oil
salt & pepper


In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, egg, and flour.  You want the potato mixture to feel like a stiff dough, so if it feels too loose add in more flour until it reaches this consistency.  Stir in cheese, chives, and salt + pepper to taste; combine well.

Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Drop about a quarter cup of batter into the skillet and flatten with the back of your spoon or a spatula {you want these to resemble pancakes}.  Take care not to overcrowd the pan; you will have to make several batches.

Fry latkes for about 4-5 minutes on one side {until they turn golden brown}, then flip and cook until the opposite side is crispy & golden brown also.  Remove from heat and place on a large plate lined with paper towels.

Season with salt and extra chives for garnish.  Serve immediately 

Latkes pair perfectly with applesauce or greek yogurt! yumyum :)

*makes around 8-10 pancakes depending on the size*


  1. You never stop amazing me daughter!

  2. Looks so good. Believe I will try this, Im thinking one fine morning after a long night out :)

    1. They would be delicious on a morning like that ;)

  3. Thanks so much for posting!!! Xo Jaqx

  4. Thanks so much for posting!!! Xo Jaqx

    1. Of course hunn!! Let me know how they turn out for you! xx



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