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Jewish Recipes --> Recipes --> Latkes

Low-Fat Classic Potato Latkes
by Gail Hankin

Pareve/Dairy
Chanukah
Passover

Recipe Ingredients:
  • 5  large potatoes
  • 1  large onion
  • 1  egg
  • 2  egg whites
  • 2  tbsp. matzah meal
  • 1/2  tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2  tsp. salt
  • Cooking spray

Note: Check eggs for blood before using -- Eggs that contain
trace amount of blood are treif and are not kosher.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
     
  • Grate the potatoes and onion into a colander, or use a food processor to grate, and transfer to a colander.  
  • Let drain for 5-10 minutes.  It helps to squeeze the liquid out with your hands.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients, except cooking spray.
  • Generously spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • make 20 patties and place on baking sheet. Place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until bottoms are brown.
  • Spray latkes with cooking spray and turn over. 
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden.
  • Remove from the oven onto serving tray.
  • Makes 20 latkes.

Makes 20 latkes.

Taken from: Festivals of Lite Kosher Cookbook

Calories -64; Saturated fat-0g.
Total fat-0g Carbohydrates-13g
Cholesterol-11g Sodium-72mg
Fiber-0gb Proten-2g

I had always grated my potatoes for latkes with a hand grater, until I discovered someone making "mincemeat" of the potatoes in a food processor, achieving a coarsely ground texture. I was such a purist. I had never considered the food processor as an alternative. I till hand grate them first even without peeling them, but sometimes I put them in several batches into the food processor and pulse 2-3 times to chop them more finely.

It also helps to mince the onion. Whatever your tradition is, this way of oven frying latkes can be added to your choices.

Applesauce is a classic partner.

Serving suggestion: Serve with yogurt cheese, low-fat or nonfat sour cream, or applesauce.

Variations: Flavor here
is open to your imagination. Here are
two examples for an Indian flavor, try adding:

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tsp. chopped garlic
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
and 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

For a Russian-Polish twist:

Recipe Ingredients:

add 1 tsp. dry dill
or to taste
and 1 tsp. dry parsley.

Sept 2005 - 2013 - Jewish Recipes