Thursday, November 3, 2011

Potato Latkes

Each month I put together a dry pack canning project for my ward at church.  We usually can items like wheat, beans, flour, oats, etc. that the LDS Cannery offers. This month, I decided to try something different and we canned potato shreds and potato slices (dehydrated) from Winco.  It was a huge success.  We canned almost 300 cans (the big #10 ones).

Since lots of people have them now, I decided to post a yummy recipe using the potato shreds.  I made these tonight for dinner and even my SUPER picky eater thought they were pretty good.  

Here's my can (I had bought this awhile ago, it's not one we just canned)

Here's the recipe:

 (I always forget how to pronounce them. . . )

Boil 4 cups of water (it doesn't have to be exact)
Add 1 1/2 cups dehydrated potato shreds (turn stove off0
1/4 c dehydrated onions (or you can use fresh and add in with other ingredients)
Let sit for 10-15 minutes
Drain water out 

Pour potatoes/onion into a medium sized bowl and add the following:
2 eggs (I used real, but I might try powdered next time to make it a great food storage meal)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Mix ingredients together
Scoop 1/4 cup of mixture into a frying pan with hot oil and flatten a little
Brown for a few minutes on each side
Top with sour cream and applesauce-- or I just like ketchup

Here are my re-hydrated and drained potatoes:

Here's my mixture (my daughter loves to help):

Here they are frying on the first side:

And after I flipped them:  

Place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.

I used an electric skillet to cook mine and I had the temperature set to 300 degrees.
And there you go!  Enjoy!

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  1. I had no idea you could buy that much bulk from WinCo! Do you just call and they will order it for you? I might just have to try that!

  2. And do you can them actually at the cannery or do you use the one that travels around to different buildings?

  3. You can order anything from WinCo that they sell in the bulk section. In fact, they have the price and size of bag that it comes in right on the label of the bin (in small print). Most are 25# bags. My WinCo has had these potatoes out on display for months--just stacks of bags, so I decided to finally can them.

    My stake has a canner that I will use and I also check one out from our cannery. When we really get going, we can seal 200 cans in an hour easily.

  4. I have to ask, because I love your blog, but don't know where to get some of the items that you use in your recipes. We don't have any place that sells whole wheat. Do I have to be a member of the LDS to buy from the cannery that is local?

  5. Lori Ann, I think that you can buy from the cannery, but you might need to go with someone who is LDS. If you know anyone who is LDS, I would ask them to take you, or give the cannery a call and ask them what their policy is.

    You can also order things online . . . Honeyville Grains ( ) has a 10% off sale each month if you sign up for their email and they only charge $4.49 to ship any amount (I ordered 250 lbs of powdered eggs from them and still only paid $4.49 for shipping...)

    Good luck and let me know if you would like any further ideas on where to get stuff!

  6. It is pronounced lot-kee, and those look pretty tasty! Your recipe is similar to the one I use for Hanukkah, only we use fresh potatoes.