The pros: Trader Joe's Potato Pancakes are a really good breakfast/dinner option. This is a regular year round item.
The cons: If you don't care for the taste of onion, then reach for Trader Joe's Hashbrowns instead.
The verdict: I love breakfast, but I just wish I had more time in the morning to actually make something. I applaud those of you who can get up and just conquer your day. I know people who can get up, go to the gym, and just rock their day.
For me, it's the battle with the five or so alarms set in my phone and on an actual alarm clock. It doesn't matter how long I've been getting up early. I lose the battle to the snooze button each and every morning.
So with my natural grab and go morning, I like something that I can make and take to work. Most mornings I make Hashbrowns. On a weekend I might get into my bag of Shredded Hashbrowns which I can get extra crispy.
I ran out of both of those, so I dug through my freeze and found quite a few items that had been shoved to the back that I had long since forgotten about.
When I think of latkes, I tend to think of Hanukkah. This is actually a year round offering. While this is also a potato product there are some differences between this and the hashbrowns.
This has the texture closer to mashed potatoes with an onion flavor. There is matzoh meal for added texture. Each one is a few bites big. Apple sauce, sour cream, or even ketchup would be a good pairing here. This works as either a breakfast or just a hearty side.
The directions here are simple and straight forward and result in a crisp exterior.
For $2.49 these are worth picking up. There are 8 in a package and are well done with minimal mess.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Potato Pancakes:
The nutritional information, the ingredients and how to prepare:
After being heated you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Potato Pancakes again.
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