How to Fry Latkes Without Smelling Up the Kitchen

The solution: Cook them outside on the gas grill. Make the latke mixture. Take two cast-iron pans and pour about 1/4 inch of oil into each pan. Put the pans on the grill and turn up the heat. When the temperature hits around 375ºF, drop mounds of latke mixture into the pans. Close the grill lid. When the undersides are golden brown (3 minutes), flip the latkes and close the grill again. When both sides are golden to dark brown (another 3 minutes), they’re ready.