How to Make Veselka's Latkes

[Photographs: Laura Togut]

Veselka is nothing short of an institution when it comes to Eastern European food in New York, so it should come as no surprise that when latke season rolls around, we look to them as experts.

Veselka will be competing against other equally acclaimed restaurants in BAM's Fourth Annual Latke Festival next week, where they will debut a special latke just for partygoers. (You can enter for a chance to win two tickets here.) But here's step-by-step demo of their more traditional latke recipe that you can order at either Veselka location, even if the craving hits you in July.

Click through the slideshow to see some masterful latke-making action!


Locations in the East Village and on the Lower East Side