Mashed Potato, Kale & Feta Pancakes

From The Modern Kosher Kitchen via IJN Chanukah Foods


  • 2 C matzah farfel
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 C chopped fresh kale
  • 2 C mashed potatoes
  • 6 oz. crumbled Feta
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Soak the matzah farfel in hot water for a minute then drain and squeeze. Meanwhile heat the olive oil and butter over medium. Add the onion and sauté for a minute. Add the kale and cook till wilted, stirring occasionally. Squeeze out liquid and add to the farfel. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Heat oil in a large skilled over medium-high. Shape the patties by hand and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Mix potatoes, onions, garlic, flour, eggs, dill, salt and pepper. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes then drain excess liquid. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Form latke patties using your hands, taking care to squeeze out excess liquid. Fry for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

We didn't have farfel on hand, so used broken matzahs instead, which worked well in the final product but was rather difficult to work with. The matzahs turned into somewhat of a mush. Large breadcrumbs would probably work equally as well.