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Cheese Latkes (Cheese Pancakes)

Cheese Latkes (Cheese Pancakes)
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Yield: 16 pancakes

These light-as-air, pillowy cheese latkes (cheese pancakes) are made with farmer cheese -- essentially strained cottage cheese.

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Cheese Latkes (Cheese Pancakes)


  • 2 cups salted farmer cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Heat 1/2 inch of oil over medium heat in heavy skillet to approximately 350 degrees F. Place farmer cheese in bowl with eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well with wooden spoon. Add flour and mix until all ingredients are well blended. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into oil; fry until golden brown on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with sour cream, jam, fresh berries, or maple syrup.

Updated Monday, February 24th, 2014

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2 Responses to Cheese Latkes (Cheese Pancakes)

  1. Anonymous January 27, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    What a fantastic addition to soups or a nice snack anytime. I tried them with sour cream and with Ranch dressing and each was a big hit with my kids. Delicious!

  2. Alexandra Lathrop January 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    This traditional Lithuanian recipe is great for everyone. In Lithuania we also add sliced apple and bananna’s. Try it!

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