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Green Onion Latkes

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  • 2 pounds mealy potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 6 to 10 green onions, including tender green leaves, thinly sliced or coarsely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons matzo meal or flour (or a combination)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. Rinse potatoes in cold water then squeeze out excess liquid.
  2. Place potatoes in a mixing bowl with green onions, eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Heat about 1/8 to 1/4 inch oil in heavy frying pan then drop spoonsful of the batter into the hot oil.
  4. Fry several pancakes at a time cooking until golden on the first side then turning and cooking the other side.
  5. Serve immediately accompanied by sour cream.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving (using a total of 2 tablespoons oil): 260 calories 8 g protein 37 g carbohydrate 10 g fat (2 g saturated) 105 mg cholesterol 44 mg sodium 1 g fiber