Sunday, March 11, 2012

Potato Patties



We had BBQ chicken legs last night (it was scheduled for Friday, but by Friday I had leftovers to eat up so we shifted the schedule). I was planning on making garlic roasted potatoes to go with the meal but then changed my mind. It has been a long time since I made potato patties (also called "latkes" )and thought that sounded yummy. I don't have an exact recipe for this meal as it was something my mother would make years ago and I just follow what I remember her doing. 

I started out with about 4lbs of potatoes..


I washed them but did not peel them and grated them up using my Bosch and put them in a large bowl..



I added 4 eggs and about 1 to 1½ cups of soft white wheat flour, salt and pepper (no exact measurements, just shook some in), and some dried onions…



The mixture should be sticky and the potatoes hold together fairly well..



Then I heated up my big griddle to medium high (it needs to be pretty hot) and coated it with some olive oil. I used about 1/3 of a cup of potato mix for each patty. I cooked them about 3 to 5 minutes on the first side…



And then flipped them and cooked them for about the same amount of time on the second side…



This amount of potatoes I used (4lbs) filled up a large plate full of patties..



The family enjoyed them very much!! I serve them with sour cream or ketchup, depending on each person’s preference, or applesauce if reheating and having them for breakfast. 


6 comments:

  1. Made your Lentil Chilli the other day and it was a big hit! I think this would be too, may have to give it a try. Love your website, also!!

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  2. O these look so good -they actually have me drooling. I love your griddle!

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  3. Hi Crystal! I am a recent follower of your blog and love your posts! I remember my Grandmother making these using mashed potatoes, chopped onions, and flour. She fried them in a cast iron skillet and they were delicious! I think I'll make some, next time I have leftover mashed potatoes! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. Bama, yes my mother would also make these from mashed potatoes as well. :)

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  4. I haven't made these in awhile and your recipe made me have to get in the kitchen immediately. My home canned applesauce is my choice of topping. Your photos are excellent!

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  5. I love getting your emails, the come 2nd only to my daily Bible verse! Seriously :)

    Just wanted to let you know that although olive oil is the healthiest oil, there's some evidence that it shouldn't be used when cooking at high temperatures -- it becomes a carcinogenic. Grapeseed oil is much better when frying, or so says google, lol. Anyway just wanted to let you know if you haven't already don't some looking into it.

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