Latke Bar

Chief Wiggum: Not so fast. You’re wanted for the murder of Seymour Skinner.
Golem Wife: Oh, come on, Chief. We’ve got a latke bar downstairs.
Chief Wiggum: Latkes? What the hell are those?
Golem Wife: They’re pan-fried…
Chief Wiggum: Case dismissed.
– Treehouse of Horror XVII (The Simpsons Season 18 – Episode 4)


So far, my track record with Jewish cuisine has been pretty hit or miss. I didn’t care for Noodle Kugle (so sweet for a dinner dish) and Blintzes (was it the filling?). I think this is mostly that I just suck at making Jewish recipes, but I had high hopes for these latkes! I love potatoes, I love all things pan-fried so the only thing standing in the way of this being delicious is my making some terrible, egregious cooking mistake!


  • 1 potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper



Grate potato; using a clean dish towel squeeze as much moisture from the potato as possible. These will help the latke’s fry up better. Combine grated potato with lightly beaten egg, flour and salt and pepper. Make thin cakes and fry up a few at a time, about 3 minutes a side until golden brown.


I did it! These were really tasty. I realize this recipe wasn’t a particularly challenging but I’ll take what I can get. The latkes kind of tasted like denser tater tots. I was super nervous because I wanted to make sure I got this one right. Wonderful!

Cromulence: 8 Meshuggenehs out of 10

Latke Bar Recipe From: Treehouse of Horror XVII (The Simpsons Season 18 – Episode 4)

  1. Jewish recipe success. You must’ve rented and watched Fiddler on the Roof.
    Though to be fair this isn’t an entirely Jewish recipe as this recipe goes by various names depending on where your from (personally I know them as potato pancakes). Try them with something like sour cream or apple sauce while your at it.

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