Latkes with frozen shredded potatoes?
I'm making latkes for two kindergarten classes- have less than an hour and can't do any prep at home. The teachers suggested the box mix but said I could explore a way to do grated potatoes. I don't think there's any way to do fresh b/c I can't do any prepwork at home and don't have much time. I see recipes on line using frozen hash browns. Has anyone ever tried this? If so, how do they turn out? Any input would be much appreciated!
Latkes made with frozen potatoes are hash browns, not latkes. The boxed mix = blech!You'd do better to make them ahead of time and reheat in the oven. Just grate some potatoes "onstage" to show them how it's done and how they'll darken if you aren't quick about it. Some of these recent posts about foods to be made in the classroom are impossible unless the teacher's aide is Rumpelstiltskin!
Try the Simply Potatoes (fresh grated potatoes). They are readily available in our grocery stores in the dairy section. They make a killer latke, and because you can put everything together so fast, they never turn brown. Grate (Cuisinart) the onions at home and then just mix together with the flour, eggs and salt and fry in peanut oil in electric frying pans on site. Be sure to have LOTS of help, even with the short cut, it's a messy and potentially dangerous little operation! Chag Sameach!