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Zucchini-Potato Latkes with Tzatziki

  • 35 m
  • 40 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Tzatziki, a flavorful Greek yogurt sauce laced with cucumber, is a tangy accompaniment for these high-fiber latkes. Make it a Meal: Enjoy with sliced fresh tomatoes and a few kalamata olives or put patties and tzatziki (yogurt sauce) in pita pockets for lunch on the go.”


    • 1 pound zucchini,shredded
    • 2 cups shredded cooked potato, (see Note)
    • 2 medium shallots, minced, divided
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
    • ½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
    • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
    • ½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
    • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar


  • 1 Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 Toss zucchini, potato, 3 tablespoons shallot and egg in a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, feta, 1 tablespoon dill, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Form the mixture into 12 patties.
  • 3 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 patties, cover and cook until crispy and browned on one side, 2 to 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the latkes to the prepared pan, browned-side down. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and patties.
  • 4 Transfer the latkes to the oven and bake until firm and heated through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki: Combine yogurt, cucumber, vinegar, the remaining minced shallot, 1 tablespoon dill and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the latkes with the tzatziki on the side.
  • Note: Shredded cooked potatoes can be found in the refrigerated produce section or dairy section of most supermarkets.
  • Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor into coarse crumbs. One slice makes about ⅓ cup crumbs.
  • Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.
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