Baked Latkes

As you all know from reading my blog, I cannot eat anything with a high fat content. I found a latke recipe online that was low fat, and bakes the latkes, instead of frying them. I made these last night and the children and the KoD actually preferred them to the fried one that are generally dripping with oil. These were crispy and perfect with apple sauce.

This is the basic recipe – you can improvise and change things up. I found the original here. I doubled the recipe as we were 6 sitting down to dinner. Don’t make the latkes too big or they won’t get cooked through in the middle.


1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes (really it works with any potatoes).
1 medium onion
1/4 cup flour
2 egg whites
Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel, cut and shred potatoes and onion, using either a grater or a food processor.
Place a large cookie sheet in hot oven.
Empty shredded potatoes and onion into a colander and squeeze out as much excess moisture as you can.
Transfer potato and onion mixture to a large bowl. Add flour, egg whites and black pepper, and combine well with a fork.
Remove cookie sheet from oven. Coat with nonstick cooking spray
Form 2-2 1/2-inch flattened rounds with the potato mixture and place on hot cookie sheet.
Return cookie sheet to oven and cook for 7-8 minutes each side, until crisp and golden.

Makes 12-15 latkes. Serves 4-5

Per Serving: Calories 192, Calories from Fat 2, Total Fat 0.5g (sat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 39mg, Carbohydrate 41.1g, Fiber 3.8g, Protein 6.6g

7 responses to “Baked Latkes

  1. Thank you for that – I was going to ask you for the recipe and now I don’t have to. Chag Sameach to you and all your family.

  2. lady lock and load

    YUM, I want a latke right now! PAM is a big help in cooking low fat, we use it all the time.

  3. Baking is definitely make it more healthy. I just love this recipe now 🙂

  4. Glad you took all of our advice to try the baked latkes & that they proved to be a big hit with you & the family! This recipe sounds quite good so i will surely hold onto it!

    Chanukah Sameach!

  5. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. These sound a lot less messy, too!

  6. hey, that’s great!

  7. I made broiled latkes this year with a similar recipe but no flour. This makes them more crispy and flaky, and less solid, chewy and heavy. But now that I read your recipe, I realized that I should have baked them on high rather than broiling, since they will cook through better before burning on the edges. I’ll try your way tomorrow night.
    In any case, oven-friend is the way to go. Besides the fact that DH is watching his weight, who enjoys standing over a hot fry pan?
    Happy Chanukah!

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