OK–I promised you latkes and here they are!
First–I’ll let you in on a secret. There is NO NEED to grate potatoes by hand, scraping your knuckles and taking hours. All supermarkets sell pre-grated potatoes if you know where to look. One brand, called “Simply Potatoes,” is often shelved near the butcher section. Just ask!
Here’s the other secret–you don’t even have to measure out matzah meal or worry about seasonings. Just go to the kosher-foods aisle and buy a box of LATKE MIX–Geffen is good.
Mix it up according to the package directions, add the pre-grated potatoes and maybe some chopped onion, and fry them up in hot oil until crisp.
Some people may consider this cheating, but believe me, they’re delicious! You’ll never go back to your old hand grater again!