ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Potato-Scallion Latkes

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 patties)
Latkes are a classic Hanukkah dish. The patties are cooked in oil, symbolizing the small amount of oil in a temple lamp that burned for eight days, the miracle the holiday commemorates. Garnish with extra green onions.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups shredded peeled baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 25.8 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 321 mg
  • calcium 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine potato and onions; squeeze moisture from potato mixture over a sieve. Combine potato mixture, flour, salt, and egg whites in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 12 equal portions, and squeeze out any remaining liquid. Discard liquid. Shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 6 patties to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 6 patties.