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French Onion Potato Latkes

French Onion Potato Latkes

If you like French onion soup and gruyere cheese, you will love these. These latkes are delicious with or without the cheese. 

You can cook these latkes ahead and bake in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes.

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  • 4to6Servings


  • 3 large yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2½ lb potatoes, cleaned
  • ¾ cups matzo meal
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere


1. Fry the onions in 1 tablespoon evoo on low heat until caramelized, at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Grate the potatoes in a food processor and place in a large towel. Squeeze out all the water from the potatoes into a small bowl; allow potatoes to settle for 10 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes with the caramelized onions, eggs, cheese, matzoh meal, salt, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are combined.

4. Heat frying pan with remaining 1 tablespoon evoo. Once hot, drop large tablespoonfuls of potato mixture and flatten with spatula. After 4 to 6 minutes flip to cook both sides until golden. If they are not sticking together well, add more eggs to the rest of the batter.

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