Potato Latkes Recipe – Hashbrowns Deliciously Quick and Easy!
Now, we all know it just wouldn’t be Hanukkah without potato latkes, right? Like… Thanksgiving without turkey. Summer without ice cream cones. You know, a must have! I was shopping at Walmart last week and saw the Ore-Ida Demo going on. And, BING! Lightbulb went off! With the Great Thanksgiving-A-Kuah Event, Christmas, and Football parties, it was high time I took a short cut with something. I do love cooking. But Ore-Ida gave me an easy, tasty way to keep tradition and make my potato latkes with a semi-homemade swap! Even my mom said it was perfectly legit to use shredded hash browns! Cheat, short-cut, call it what you will. But they turned out Uh.May.Zing and all was right in my world. Let’s get cooking!
Potato Latkes Recipe – Ingredients:
- 1 Bag Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes (thawed)
- 1 1/2 Cup Onion (chopped)
- 1/3 Cup Flour
- 4 Eggs
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Oil (I used Canola)
Potato Latkes Recipe – Directions:
First, we want to start by gently squeezing the hash brown potatoes to remove any water from thawing. In a large mixing bowl combine potatoes, onions, flour, eggs. Add 1 TBS salt and 1 TSP pepper to start. Mix well. In a heavy bottom skillet heat about 1/4 inch worth of oil. I used non-stick but a cast iron would be awesome as well. Over medium heat, drop about 1/2 cup portion sized potato mix into oil. Press down with a spatula to flatten those babies out. When 1 side is nice and golden brown, flip over and allow the other side to brown up. We’re going for a nice crispy outside and soft inside. Just keep an eye on your oil so it doesn’t scorch. Your potato latkes will have that greasy taste otherwise. Drain on rack or thick paper towels to remove excess oil. Salt and pepper again to taste. And that’s it! Easy-peasy, right?
Since we made these for Hanukkah, we served them hot with sour cream and applesauce. Keepin’ it real over here! But, hash browns aren’t just for breakfast in our house. We also make them with ground beef and cheese for dinner. Super quick on busy nights! Also, if you’re watching your girl-ish figure you can use the same recipe but bake them in the oven on a sprayed cookie sheet. You’ll just want to pop them in a *350 oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping once.
So, what do you say at your house? Potato Latkes or Hash Browns?
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