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Hash Brown Potato Latkes

Hash Brown Potato Latkes

Super fast and super delicious.


Hash brown potatoes are basically shredded potatoes that can be found in the refrigerated or freezer section of your grocery store. These were so popular last year that a representative from one of the brands that I recommended, Simply Potatoes, called me to thank me because sales in our area had gone up! Now although freshly grated potatoes are always best, the Hash Brown Potato Latkes are a very close second! Here are variations to share with your hungry family!

Note: These are great for the GFE (Gluten Free Eater) too! Simply substitute 1/3 cup of potato starch for the 1/3 cup flour in the recipe.


Hash Browth Potato Latkes

  • 1 lb Hash Browns (defrosted if frozen)
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Canola Oil for frying

In a large bowl mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. In a large skillet, heat oil. Drop large spoonfuls of potato mixture into the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve warm with apple sauce or sour cream.


Prepare the original recipe with the following add-ins:

Kishka and Pastrami Latkes#1: Kishke and Pastrami “Shabbat” Latkes

This recipe is great for Shabbat Chanuka!! The guys in the family will LOVE it – really!!!

  • 1 pound kishke defrosted (I used the A&B pareve kishke)
  • 4 ounces chuck pastrami, chopped

Latke Variations#2: Spinach Quinoa Latkes

  • 8 ounces frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, liquid squeezed out
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled

#3: Spinach Quinoa Latkes with Kosher Imitation Bacon Bits

  • 8 ounces frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, liquid squeezed out
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • ½ cup Kosher imitation bacon bits

#4: Southwest Black Bean Latke

Substitute 1 one pound package Southwest Style hash browns for traditional style in the Original Classic Hash Brown Potato Latke recipe

Add one 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained.

#5: Chili Latkes

  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 1.25 ounce reduced sodium chili seasoning
  • 1 8 ounce package shredded cheddar cheese

#6: Potato Apple Cinnamon Raisin Latkes

Potato Apple Cinnamon Raisin Latkes

  • 2 McIntosh apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins

Omit the pepper from the Original Classic Hash Brown Potato Latke recipe

Toss the apples with the lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon, then add the mixture and the raisins to the Original Classic Hash Brown Potato Latke recipe. Prepare as directed above.

December 11, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Gail, December 8, 2015 3:42 PM

Discovered this hack last year. Great option.

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