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Two-Potato Latkes

One of the most well-known dishes of Hanukkah is latkes--potato pancakes cooked in symbolic olive oil. You can use a food processor's shredding blade for fast preparation. Serve latkes with applesauce and reduced-fat sour cream.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 latkes)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh onion
  • 1 pound shredded peeled baking potato
  • 1/2 pound shredded peeled sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • Green onion strips (optional)


Preheat oven to 425°.

Drizzle a jelly-roll pan evenly with oil, tilting pan to coat.

Combine grated onion and potatoes in a sieve; squeeze out excess moisture. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine potato mixture, flour, and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, squeezing out excess liquid. Shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty; place on prepared pan. Lightly coat tops of patties with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 30 minutes or until lightly browned, turning every 10 minutes. Garnish with green onion strips, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 256
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 5.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 337mg
  • Calcium: 38mg

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Two-Potato Latkes Recipe