Time is of the essence, especially when dealing with kids. This recipe is easy and I’ll share how I cheated, and avoided the most time-consuming aspect of Latke making: grating the potatoes.
I used a slightly modified recipe from Allrecipes.com.
- 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup Canola for frying
1. Go to your local grocery store and buy frozen, pre-shredded potatoes. (cheating!) They are usually in the form of hash-browns. Just make sure they aren’t lumped together in any shape (like tater-tots).
2. Go to your local grocery store and buy pre-diced onions. (cheating!)
4. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt together.
5. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
*This recipe is not certified Kosher.