Tiny New York Kitchen: Potato Latkes

By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen 

Made with matzo meal these Potato Latkes are perfect for Passover or anytime. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.


  • 4 Medium Potatoes
  • 1 Peeled & Quartered Yellow Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Matzo Meal
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Apple Sauce
  • Sour Cream

Peel and cut potatoes into chunks. In a food processor place 1/4 of potatoes. Add onions, eggs, matzo meal, kosher salt and pepper. Pulse until vegetables are finely chopped. Add rest of potatoes and pulse until all potatoes are finely chopped and mixture is combined. In a large-size heavy skillet heat olive oil over a medium heat. Scoop up 1/3 cup of potato mixture and place into hot oil. Fry each latke for 3 minutes per side until brown and crisp. If your potato mixture isn’t holding together well then stir in more matzo meal by the tablespoon until mixture holds. Finish making latkes with rest of potato mixture. Add additional olive oil as needed. Remove from skillet and transfer latkes to paper towels to drain excess oil. Transfer to serving plate and serve with applesauce and/or sour cream. Makes about 8 latkes


Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.