In our family, we have two kinds of people. We have potato people and we have rice people. These Potato Pancakes is our attempt at fixing that and hoping we can all get on the potato train!
These potato pancakes are also traditionally called Latkes.We would like to get all our kids on board with eating more potatoes. Some of them (myself included) don’t really like potatoes so we usually opt out of eating them. But, these are delicious. If you have leftover potatoes from the holidays coming up these would make a great option for something to do with them!Confession: I hate potatoes so I had never tried these before, but I must say they are REALLY delicious (and so good dipped in ketchup too – I know, I know, but yum!)
It gets really tiring when dinner time rolls around and having to mash up some potatoes for half the family and then cook up some rice for the other half. That was always how it was when I was a kid though as you couldn’t pay me to try potatoes especially mashed. YUCK. But, these are a game changer!
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside they look like giant french fries, but taste even better! Adding these to a few meals during the week will for sure help change some of our kids over from rice, and get a little potato into them and calling them a pancake, well, that just helps sweeten the whole deal!
- 4 medium-small potatoes, shredded
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 med onion, shredded
- 3/4 tbsp rosemary
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
1. In a medium bowl, line with a clean dish towel and shred your onion and potatoes onto the towel and twist out all the moisture
2. In the same bowl (after removing towel) combine all ingredients and mix well
3. In a large heavy-bottomed frying pan add 1/4 oil over medium heat and wait until sizzing
4. Using your hands form 2-3 inch ball with your batter and press tightly, and press down into a patty shape
5. Add to frying pan, being careful not to overcrowd
6. Cook 4-5 minutes a side, or until golden, crispy and brown
This may also bring out another debate. Ketchup or Sour Cream? Normally people dip their potato pancakes in sour cream but my house is full of ketchup loving fanatics so I am pretty sure they’ll want to stick with that for these. I’m also told you can dip in applesauce if you prefer too, this is one I’d love to try myself!So if you are like us and wanting to change out how you do potatoes and maybe, just maybe bring some kids over to the potato side of things – these may help! If not, at least you tried and now have some delicious potato pancakes for yourself to enjoy!