Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Cheater’s Latke Recipe


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

  • 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!)

3. Defrost

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.


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