These latkes came out pretty good, even if I suspect the baking powder is out of date. I bake so rarely that every time I need baking powder, it's expired.
We found a good Nova from Brooklyn, oily and smooth and naturally cold smoked. I grated an adequate amount of onion (read "just a tetch too much"). Had to use a whole egg, because I was reducing the recipe. Should have thrown part of it out, since it just pooled in the mixing bowl.
The oil was perfectly heated (and, people, why do latke recipes call for so much oil? I know, it's symbolic, but yechh). No burning occurred, and the potato cakes were thin enough to cook all the way through by the time the outsides were golden brown.
Sour cream Peeps were the crowning touch.