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Cheese Latkes

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These super-yummy cheese latkes are golden perfection. Try some and you may never go back to potato.

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  • Prep Time
  • 24 latkesServings


  • 3 cups farmer's cheese
  • 6  eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Maple syrup
  • Sour cherry preserves
  • Cinnamon sugar


1. In a large bowl, stir together farmer's cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour.

2. Pour 1/2 inch oil into a 10-12 inch frying pan (with sides at least 1 1/2 inches high) over medium-low to medium heat. 

3. When oil reaches 300 degrees F, scoop 1/4 cup of cheese mixture from bowl, then gently drop it into hot oil. Press down lightly with a spatula to flatten. Cook 3 or 4 pancakes at a time (do not crowd pan), loosening from bottom as needed, until undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. 

4. Gently turn and cook until other sides are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes longer.

5. Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly, then keep warm in a 200 degree F oven while you cook remaining pancakes. 

6. Serve hot, with maple syrup, sour cherry preserves and/or cinnamon sugar.