If you are new to teaching your kids about the customs of or learning about observing Hanukkah you will enjoy this Easy Hash Brown Latke Recipe For Kids. These go great with the Hanukkah Bear Unit Study.
Simple Hash Brown Latke Recipe
While it’s not traditional to do them this exact way it is a much simpler way to introduce this delicious Hanukkah food!
Serve them as they are or you can top them with sour cream or applesauce to add more texture and flavor.
Latkes are eaten during Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the oil lasting eight days, but they probably didn’t become a tradition until the 14th century and they were originally made of cheese.
It wasn’t until the early 19th century that potatoes became the primary ingredient in latkes. However, the oil is truly the star of the dish.
The frying of foods during Hanukkah is a tradition that focuses on the miracle of the oil lasting 8 days during the rededication of the temple. What is Hanukkah and why is it celebrated is a great way to learn more.
How to make easy hash Brown latkes
- 4 cups shredded hash browns, thawed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- oil for frying
How to cook hash brown pancakes
In a large bowl beat eggs well, this is an important step because if you don’t mix your eggs well first you won’t get even coverage of your hashbrowns.
Stir in milk, flour, and seasonings to mix it well.
Finally, add hash browns and stir until everything is thoroughly combined.
Grab a small amount and press into patties, you want to get them as flat as possible so that they cook all the way through. Too thick and the middle won’t be done.
Pour a small amount of oil in a cast iron pan and heat over medium-high heat.
Brown patties on each side until they are a beautiful golden brown.
Top with applesauce, jam, or sour cream!