Low Fat Potato Latkes

Low-fat potato latkes
Fiona Haynes
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
202 Calories
3g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 6g
Calcium 61mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While potato latkes are traditionally served at Hanukkah, we would happily eat these low fat latkes any time of the year. To make them crispy, be sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can, and preheat the cookie sheet before placing the latkes on it. Enjoy these low fat potato latkes with fat-free sour cream and some homemade applesauce.


  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 F.

  3. Peel, cut, and shred potatoes and onion, using either a grater or a food processor.

  4. Place a large cookie sheet in hot oven.

  5. Empty shredded potatoes and onion into a colander, and squeeze out as much excess moisture as you can.

  6. Transfer potato and onion mixture to a large bowl. Add flour, egg whites, and black pepper, and combine well with a fork.

  7. Remove cookie sheet from oven. Coat with nonstick cooking spray

  8. Form 2 to 2 1/2-inch flattened rounds with the potato mixture, and place on a hot cookie sheet.

  9. Return cookie sheet to oven, and cook for 7 to 8 minutes each side, until crisp and golden.

  10. Serve and enjoy!