Wifey Shiksa Latkes

I’ll never forget the first time my now husband asked me to make him latkes for Hanukkah.

At that time I was still playing the “I can cook anything” card…and I was terrified to make him a traditional holiday dish that I’d never tried before.

Guess what? They are SO simple to make…especially when you cheat them – Wifey style.

He fell in love…and so will anyone you serve these to.

Wifey Shiksa Latkes

What You Need: 

  • a bag of frozen shredded hash browns- frozen veggie section of grocery store
  • an entire thing of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper
  • apple sauce and or sour cream
  • a medium yellow onion- chopped- OR pre chopped onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 3/4 cups matzo meal- ethnic foods isle

What To Do: 

  • thaw the hash browns then squeeze the water out of them with your hands- a paper towel or cheese cloth.
  • heat a  skillet or pan with an inch of vegetable oil on medium until its hot- throw a shred of potato in the pot to see if it sizzles- if it does- its GO TIME.
  • mix the drained hash browns, onion, salt and pepper, eggs and matzo meal in a bowl- with your hands until they are combined and all mixed up together.
  • scoop out 3 inch (or about a half of a hamburger patty) balls of the mix and drop them into the hot oil using a slotted spoon- press down a little when you drop em in.
  • *Be sure to only do about 3 at a time and DO NOT crowd them*
  • after about 3 mins- flip them- they should be golden brown. Then flip again after another three mins until they are cooked evenly on both sides. If they need more time on either side- don’t be afraid to flip them a few more times. Remember though- they will continue to cook a bit when you go to blot them on paper towel so you want them golden- NOT brown at the end.
  • Blot with a paper towel to help with the extra grease…then serve with a little apple sauce and or sour cream and ENJOY!

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