By Kittencalskitchen on September 18, 2006
Photo by Keilty
Photo by Keilty
"This recipe goes back 30 years or more, my family *loves* these! you can make these ahead of time and then freeze, just cool and place on a large baking sheet to freeze, when frozen stack in a freezer container or pop them into a freezer bag, to reheat and re-crisp, defrost the pancakes then place in a 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes turn over then continue baking until crisp, I strongly suggest to double the recipe these will be half gone before they even make it to the table! I like to add in some cayenne pepper and a bit of garlic powder but that is optional --- yield is only estimated you should get between 20-23 pancakes for this recipe, to make things easier use your processor to grate the potatoes, plan ahead the grated potatoes need to soak for a minimum of 8-24 hours or even up to 2 days to remove some of the starch, the longer soaking time the crispier they will be --- serve with sour cream :)"
Serving Size: 1 (132 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This is the first time I ever commented on a recipe. I've made this recipe many times. This is absolutely one of my favorites! They are just as good when I take them from the freezer and reheat them. I find letting the potatoes drain for awhile in a colander, then twisting them in a clean towel, helps drain most of the liquid. Kittencal, your recipes rock!"
"As always, Kittencal's recipes are fantastic! These were great potato pancakes. Actually followed the recipe this time...not something I do often. My husband couldn't get enough!"
"Fabulous. I was looking for an hors d'oeuvre base on which to serve some Smoked Arctic Char. I had to substitute chick pea four for the flour as one of my guests has gluten issues. I honestly think the chick pea flour substitution improved them by adding a bit more of an earthy flavour. I only soaked my grated potatoes for 6 hours. (I didn't look up the recipe soon enough.) There was an awful lot of starch at the bottom of the bowl, let me tell you. I added 3 tsp of salt to the mixture. Next time I would only add 2 1/2 tsp as 3 was almost too much ( and I like salty). I made mini latkes. and served with sour cream, smoked arctic char, lemon and dill. Sublime. Excellent recipe Kitten. It is a keeper."
"I must admit I could not wait overnight for the potatoes to soak. I waited about 1 hour, then proceeded. They came out nice and crispy! Thanks Kit, I really enjoyed these for breakfast with a little ketchup! I did quarter the recipe. Made for 123 Hit Wonder game."
"Love these! Mine turned out delicious and crispy. I made just as directed and they came out perfectly. Thanks for sharing."
"My family loved these! My Jewish father-in-law couldn't get enough and my six year old son was eating them right out of the grease :-) I only had 6 hours to soak them to I squeezed the starch out two times and changed the water. They were deliciously crispy. Next time I would add a lot more green onions. Awesome recipe - will definitely use again."
"I was wanting a recipe for hash browns and came across this recipe.. I have stopped looking!! These were fantastic, easy and the taste surpassed what I was expecting. I hardly got them onto a plate,,, they were being attacked while still cooking and no complaints about the trees (parsley) I have frozen the remainder and had some this morning. They really cooked up as if they had just just been prepared. I can certainly see myself making more of these. Thanks Kittencal for this awesome recipe... + 5 stars from my husband!!!!"
"OMG, these are DELICIOUS! My only criticism will come from my New Year's Eve guests who may not get any of them tonight! They do soak up oil, so I recommend making small pancakes, well flattened and fried in VERY hot oil. Great supplement to traditional latkes for Chanukah, or anytime."
"Loved these! I let them soak for 5 hours and turned out great. Only cooked half and froze the remaining. Hope they will be ok when I cook them. Loved how crispy they were. Didn't take long and served with a great BBQ steak."
"you call them Latlkes.. I call them hash browns. Have tried numerous times to make hash browns and never even thought of frying them in small batches. Had no green onion and used white. They were tasty,,,,BUT...what a mess they make!!"
"Well, you have done it again! I follow you, and your recipes pretty much live in my home. This was wonderful! I used 12 green onions (like them!) and about 3/4 C of Kirklands Bacon Bits....<br/><br/>Just by accident, I did not have any sour cream, only green onion dip made with sour cream, so I served that...............oh my.................."
"LOVE! Served with sour cream as a side to stuffed cabbage."
"Very good. Used shallots instead of green onions"
"Once again Kittencal you have an amazing recipe. Thanks so much."
"This was good, but honestly, not worth the hassle. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out OK, although a few broke up in the pan. They also just sucked up the oil - though to be fair they did not taste overly greasy. I estimate that the batch (12 medium pancakes) used about 3/4 cup of oil from the pan, and that's really a lot to be eating (about a tablespoon each pancake). Anyway, the recipe is good, if you don't mind a ton of prep time and a terribly greasy stove and kitchen afterwards. I'll stick to mashed potato pancakes I think. They are way easier and take a lot less oil."
"perfect in every way. easy recipe, crispy and flavorful!! everyone from my sons on loved it. what a great chanukah recipe. thanks"
"Holy Cow, girl....I believe your hubby has one of the best cooks in the country! Been collecting latke recipes and will be trying this one tonight to serve with fersh Salmon Patties. How could anything taste better with a combo like that. Have followed your recipes for some time. And when you print your first cookbook, I want to buy a copy. I'd even proofread it for free. Keep up the great work. Cooking IS FUN isn't it? Thanks for sharing."
"My grandma used to make delicious potato patties but she died when I was a teenager so I never got the recipe(was too busy chasing boys to cook lol) but these are spot-on to what I remember. I changed it a little because I don't remember her using very much onion- I used less and a little more potato than recommended. This recipe was fantastic!"
"Is there anything you can't cook? I made these the other night, expecting that if it came from you, it Had to be good! Well, you didn't disappoint this time either! I followed it to the letter, and it was hard keeping them long enough to get to the table! I served them as a side dish, and they easily could've been the main star! Thanks again for posting a true winner. Will always check in to see more of your "goodies"!!"
"I used Hy's seasoning salt, and the flavor was not what I want. I also used plain onions, and I think the green onions would be more flavorful. I definitely like soaking the potatoes. I will soak them longer next time. I would have given 4 stars, except I didn't really follow your recipe to the letter. Thanks!"