Lacey-Edged Latkes


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time55 mins
  • Makes18-20 latkes
Lacey-Edged Latkes

Easy fried latkes make a fun lunchbox companion. Add hummus and veggies on the side for protein.


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and grated

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 onion, grated

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil


  • Squeeze as much liquid as you can from potatoes, then place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and cover with paper towels. Press down. In a large bowl, whisk egg with flour, and salt. Add potatoes and onion. Stir to evenly mix.

  • Pour enough oil into a large, deep frying pan (not non-stick) to come about 1/4 in. up the side, then set over medium-high. Measure heaping 1 tbsp of potato mixture and carefully turn into pan. Flatten slightly using a fork or spatula. Repeat, adding more latkes in pan without crowding. Fry until golden, 2 to 3 min per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.

Nutrition (per latke)

Calories 93, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 7g, Sodium 120mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2016 issue.

This article was originally published on Jul 25, 2016

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