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    • Preptime

      10 min

    • Cooktime

      20 min


How to make this recipe...

The addition of sweet potatoes, brown sugar and walnuts add a touch of sweetness and nuttiness to this traditional recipe for Chanukah.


1 pound russet potatoes
1 pound sweet potatoes
1 egg
2 tablespoons matzo meal
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
3 teaspoons kosher salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
½ cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup Empire Kosher Rendered Chicken Fat for frying

*Serve with apple sauce if desired

Recipe Instructions:

1. Grate potatoes using a large hole box grater or a food processor
2. Place the potatoes in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and drain. Using a large spoon, press
down the shredded potatoes to remove as much liquid as possible.
3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, blend together potatoes, egg, matzo meal, thyme, onion
powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, pepper, brown sugar and walnuts
4. Meanwhile, heat Empire Kosher Rendered Chicken Fat in a large skillet over medium-
high heat until melted fat covers skillet to ¼ inch deep
5. Measure out about ¼ cup of the potato mixture and squeeze out the excess liquid
6. Press into a ½ inch thick round and place in the oil
7. Fry until golden brown for about six minutes, turning over half way through cooking and
adding fat as needed
8. Drain on paper towels