Matzo-meal latkes

  • 2 Servings
  • 15mPrep Time
  • 20mCook Time
  • 35mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Cereals, grains and pastas
  • Main Ingredient : matzo meal
  • Chef : Ina Pinkney

Matzo meal is ground-up matzos, crackers baked for the Jewish holiday Passover from just flour and water. Commercially, it comes in two grades: coarse regular matzo meal and flourlike matzo cake meal, used for baking.


Canola oil for frying 1/2 cup matzo meal 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar plus more for sprinkling 1/2 cup hot water


  • Put about 1/4 inch of canola oil into a large frying pan and heat on medium high.
  • In a small bowl, crack the eggs and whisk with a fork.
  • Add the matzo meal, salt and 1 teaspoon sugar and stir to combine. It will be thick.
  • Add the hot water, stirring until incorporated and the mixture is evenly thin.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls into the hot pan, fitting as many as you can, but leaving a space between each.
  • Cook until the bottoms turn golden and turn over.
  • Watch until that side, too, gets golden.
  • Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel-covered plate.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve hot, sprinkled with sugar.