Hash Brown Latkes

Potato Latkes with sour cream

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: serves 8 to 10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
91 Calories
2g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 3g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These crispy fried potato pancakes are incredibly delicious and addictive. Grate potatoes by hand if you want to make a batch from scratch or if you're in a rush, use frozen hash brown potatoes. Just remember to thaw and drain well—the less water in your potatoes, the crispier the latkes will be. Garnish with sour cream and dill for a kick of flavor or applesauce if you're serving at Hanukkah.


  • 3 cups peeled, shredded potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Dry the potatoes as much as possible. You can place them in a kitchen towel and wring.

    Hash Brown Latkes pancake uncooked
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  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the oil and mix well.

    Hash Brown Latke ingredients in a bowl
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  4. Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

    Frying pan with oil
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  5. Place 1/4-cup spoonfuls of the potatoes mixture into the oil, pressing down gently.

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  6. Cook until brown on one side, then turn and cook until brown on the other.

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  7. Drain on paper towels.

    Hash Brown Latkes draining on paper towels
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  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

    Hash Brown Latkes topped with applesauce
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