Thursday, November 24, 2022

Busy Mom's Potato Latkes using USA Potatoes

Potato Latke is a type of potato pancake or fritter in Jewish cuisine.  In our household, I simplycall them potato pancakesI like making them because it suits the taste of adults and kids alike.  


My son loves potato pancakes so much that I find myself cooking it multiple times month! But I find myself slacking because I am too lazy to peel potatoes and slice them in small pieces. This is coming from a hands-on mom who wakes up early to cook breakfast, prepare lunch, work and attend meetings while doing gazillion calls.


With such a hectic schedule, usually would go for recipes that are easy to prepareBut guess what? You can whip up something as yummy as this with only 15 minutes prep time and 15 minutes cook time!

My not-so-secret ingredient? U.S. frozen potatoes! No need to wash, peel and slice! They’re ready to cook in a jiffy. 


Potatoes USA offers three potato forms in the Philippines:


• Frozen – many different varieties of frozen “fries” like basketweave, hash brown, tater drums, and morelook for them in the frozen section of the grocery.


• Dehydrated or instant – these are offered by major supermarkets and membership shopping outlets and  they’re usually packed in boxes. You can get them from baking supply stores, too.


• Fresh or table-stock – like the giant Russets and colorful Fingerlings. You’ll see them in stores locally around December to March.


The potato, in any form, is nutrient-dense and that’s why I often include them in my family’s meals. Some of the nutrients they offer are vitamin C, potassium, complex carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. They are also gluten-free and they do not contain fat, sodium, and cholesterol. 


I’ve decided to use frozen potatoes for this recipe. You can actually use any of the potato forms I mentioned above, I just think the frozen potato’s texture works best for this dishCheck out the step-by-step process below. 

Busy Mom's Potato Latkes




● 300 grams frozen tater drums
● 1 medium onion, minced
● a bunch of spring onions sliced in small pieces (dependon your liking)
● 2 teaspoons salt
● a dash of black pepper
● a dash of garlic spice
● ½ cup flour
● large eggs
● 1 tablespoon water


Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce:


● 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
● 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
● 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
● dash of black pepper
● a dash of salt




1. Mince spring onions and onion, combine them in a mixing bowl.

2. Grind the Tater Drums in a food processor.

3. Crumble by hand some tater drums for added texture.

3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add ½ cup flour, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp water, a dash of garlic spice and black pepper.  

4. Heat oil in pot in medium fire setting.

5. While waiting for oil to heat up to 180Cstart forming medium patties.   


6. Put the pattie gently on oil and let it cook one side until brown.

7. Flip the potato latkes only when bottom side is golden brown to prevent them from separating

8. Prepare Garlic Aioli Dip by combining 3tbsp m#ayonnaise.

Add 1tsp minced garlic (fresh or bottled)

1tsp fresh lemon juice

a dash of black pepper

and salt and mix them all together.  

OPTIONAL: Add Spring Onions

9. Serve potato latkes with garlic aioli dip on the side.

The best part is you can even serve these crispy tater drums on the side! You can freeze the latkes for a week and re-fry  or toast them. Such an easy yet healthy recipe to make for you and your family.

How do you like my potato latkes? There’s hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes available at the website! Check them out and tell me what you like best!


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