Easy {cheater} Potato Pancakes

December 1, 2010

Tonight marked the first night of Hanukkah so in order to partake in the festivities and get in the holiday spirit (the Jewish holiday spirit, that is), I made latkes, also known as potato pancakes. I hardly know my way around a kitchen, but this was incredibly easy to make. Ok, ok. So I cheated a little and used the latkes-in-a-box, but I added real potatoes to make it a little more home cooked. My original intention was to try out this recipe, but this was made in a rush, so the box mix was used instead.

4 peeled potatoes
2 cups cold water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 boxes Potato Pancake Mix
Vegetable Oil, enough to fill a large skillet with 1/8″

Take peeled potatoes and shred using large holes of a box grater. Do this to all four potatoes.

Pour shredded potatoes onto several paper towels and absorb excess liquid, then place back into mixing bowl.

Lightly beat two eggs and pour into mixing bowl, along with 2 cups of cold water. Then add both bags of potato pancake mix and stir well.

Once the mixture has been stirred, allow batter to thicken for 3-4 minutes, then stir again. Pour 1/8″ vegetable oil into skillet and heat up. Drop tablespoons of batter into skillet and cover with a splatter screen. 

Let cook for about five minutes on medium heat then flip them. They are finished once they are brown on both sides.

Place on a paper towel to soak up extra oil and allow to slightly cool before transferring to a serving dish. Serve with apple sauce (or sour cream, depending on your liking).
And, done! Simple. Now to enjoy the greasy delight.
I swear next year I will attempt to make them entirely from scratch.
Baby steps lol.
  • Anonymous
    September 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    oh these are so yummy! how do you eat them with sour cream or applesauce? 🙂

  • Alexa P.
    December 1, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Semi-homemade is always the way to go in a pinch! I'm sure they were just as tasty as from scratch!