Potato Latkes Recipe

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Potato Latkes
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  • 4 large potatoes, grated and either pressed between layers of paper towel or place in a sieve and press any liquid out.
  • 1 medium onion , finely grated on a box grater or a rasp, which takes forever
  • note: you can add 1 whole beaten egg or for lighter latkes, you can beat 2 egg whites until there are peaks and fold them into the mixture.
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • note: if you want something a little different then grate half a medium zucchini or add a minced garlic clove and i sometimes like to add a pinch of cumin.


  1. Peel and coarsely grate the potatoes.
  2. I like to drain my grated potatoes.
  3. Mix potatoes and onion with the beaten egg. flour, garlic powder and salt.
  4. Drop teaspoon size pancakes into HOT vegetable oil.
  5. Brown on both sides.
  6. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.
  7. Makes approximately 20-25 small latkes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 28.38 Kcal (119 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g 0%
Cholesterol 6.55mg 2%
Sodium 60.7mg 3%
Potassium 81.46mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.87g 2%
Sugars 1.01g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 3%
Protein 0.86g 2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 8.6mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 98.56 Kcal (413 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.67g 0%
Cholesterol 22.74mg 2%
Sodium 210.81mg 3%
Potassium 282.94mg 2%
Total Carbs 20.4g 2%
Sugars 3.51g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.66g 3%
Protein 3g 2%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 7%
Iron 0.9mg 1%
Calcium 29.7mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.4
  • 1

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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