I love me some latkes, but find the frozen ones kind of tasteless. I found the recipe for this by Once Upon A Chef on Pinterest, but the original recipe called for grating potatoes. Liking to keep things simple, I decided to use hash brown potatoes instead, but all the flavor is there. These bad boys were so easy and just a nice alternative to the typical potato side dishes.
Now, I must add that I increased the recipe by one half. This yielded about 30 latkes. Believe it or not, with a family of 3, plus two lunches, they were gone the next day, which reminds me...these lil guys reheat really well!
So, let's go ahead and get started!
1 (32oz) bag Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Liberally spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray and place 1/2 cup oil on EACH cookie sheet.
2) Place cookie sheets in oven to warm the oil for 10 minutes. At this time, Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
3) Using a 1/4 cup scoop mixture and place on in warmed oil 1.5 inches apart. Flatten a bit and bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, using a spatula flip latkes and bake another 10 minutes.
How easy is that???