Baked Potato Latkes

Making this your best Hanukkah dish starts with choosing the right ingredients, such as the potatoes (russets are tops for their high starch and low moisture content). We've also found that a small amount of baking powder makes them lighter and airier than using eggs alone. Finishing these baked latkes in the oven ensures they come out hot and crispy.

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


  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 medium onion, grated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled

  • cup white whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil, divided

  • Chopped chives for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Whisk eggs, onion, baking powder, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

  3. Shred potatoes on a box grater set over a clean kitchen towel. Wrap the potatoes in the towel and squeeze out the liquid until they are very dry. Stir potatoes into the egg mixture to combine. Add flour and gently stir to combine.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Make 4 latkes at a time, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each and pressing down with the back of a spatula to form thin, uniform patties. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet. Make 2 more batches with the remaining batter, adding 1 tablespoon of the oil to the pan for each batch.

  5. Bake the latkes until heated through, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 latkes
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 15%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 138IU 3%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 40mg 10%
Potassium 705mg 15%

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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