Waffle-Maker Latkes


Skip the greasy mess with this healthy latke recipe by frying your potato pancakes in a waffle iron instead. Serve with sour cream and applesauce for dipping.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 latkes


  • 2 cups shredded russet potato (about 8 ounces)

  • ½ cup shredded sweet onion

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

  • Olive oil cooking spray


  1. Toss potato, onion and salt in a large bowl. Transfer to a sieve set over a medium bowl; let drain for about 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat a classic waffle iron to high.

  3. Squeeze the potato mixture, a handful at a time, over the bowl to release excess moisture (don't oversqueeze--some moisture should remain). Pour out the liquid and return the squeezed potato mixture to the bowl. Stir in egg and pepper.

  4. Liberally coat the hot waffle iron with cooking spray. Place a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture in each quadrant and spread each to a 2-inch-wide circle. Close the lid and cook the latkes until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

    Waffle-Maker Latkes


Equipment: Waffle iron (not Belgian-style)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 46IU 1%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 188mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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