Kosher Side Dishes
|Fast, Fabulous Potato Latkes In-A-Hurry|
Where is it written that freshly grated potatoes are the only way to make great potato latkes? For those of us who are short on time but love the taste of these fried Hanukkah treats, fear not...we have a solution that will produce great latkes in a fraction of the time. We use frozen hash brown potatoes, add some extra ingredients and, presto, crispy, golden, yummy latkes.
1 16-ounce bag Alexia Hash Brown Potatoes, defrosted if frozen*
Squeeze the excess moisture from the defrosted potatoes.
Using a spoon, mix the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
Pour about 1/4 inch of oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the oil; flatten slightly with the back of the spoon. When the first side is brown and crispy, turn over and brown the other side. Remove the browned latkes with a slotted spatula to a platter or large baking sheet pan lined with paper towels to drain. Continue frying, and adding additional oil with each batch, until done.
Serve warm with homemade apple sauce, sour cream with chives, smoked salmon & cream cheese, or the topping of your choice.
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
Yield: Makes about 12 large latkes or 24 small ones.
*We added very little salt because Alexia potatoes are pre–seasoned. We did add additional pepper.
Recipes: Side Dishes, Potato Latkes, Parve (Dairy Toppings), Kosher