Latkes, or potato pancakes, consist of potatoes, onions, baking powder, eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper, and that’s it. It only takes seven ingredients to make something so delicious, plus you get to add on tasty toppings to customize your latkes to your liking.
One of my buddies from culinary school, who may be the best chef I know, always used to say that “simplicity is elegant,” and honestly, that’s exactly what this is. Latkes are the perfect recipe to start a tradition in your home, not only from a food standpoint, but it's also a chance to dig into the past and learn more about another culture you may not be familiar with. When it comes to food, it’s incredibly important to me to expose my family to as many ethnic foods as possible, and if it’s got a lot of history to it then even better!