Celebrate the joyous festival of Hanukkah with a twist on a classic favorite – Baked Potato Latkes! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these delectable treats are a healthier alternative to traditional fried latkes without sacrificing any of the delicious flavors. Made with a combination of grated potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions, these latkes are seasoned to perfection and baked to a beautiful golden hue.
Hanukkah is the holiday for fried food - hopefully that’s something that peaks your taste buds. One popular dish during this holiday is latkes or potato patties or fritters. The whole holiday is centered around fried food to symbolize the oil miracle that fueled the hanukia for 8 whole days.
Understandably, eating fried food for 8 days can give you real heartburn so I came up with this baked latkes recipe and they are just as delicious!
The recipe is super easy and you can make the latkes with your kids to keep them busy during the holiday 🙂
What to serve with latkes
I like to serve the latkes with sour cream; If you prefer sweet dip, check out my homemade applesauce recipe. In general any type of dip that you like will work here. The latkes are a great side dish or a snack that everyone will enjoy!
Tips to help you make perfect baked potato latkes:
Choose the Right Potatoes
Use starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold for the best texture. The starch content helps bind the latkes together.
Grate the potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions finely and uniformly. You can use a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment. Squeeze out excess moisture from the grated potatoes and onions using a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth.
Don't skimp on seasoning. Add enough salt and pepper to enhance the flavor of the latkes. You can also incorporate other seasonings like garlic powder, paprika, or herbs for extra flavor.
Bind with Egg and Flour
he egg and flour act as binding agents. Make sure to mix them thoroughly with the grated vegetables to ensure everything holds together.
Preheat the Oven and Use Baking Paper
Preheat your oven as the latkes need to bake in a hot environment. Use parchment paper on the baking pan to prevent sticking and make cleanup easier.
Evenly Sized Patties
When forming the patties with your hands, try to make them as uniform in size as possible. This ensures even cooking.
Oil the Pan or Use Cooking Spray
To help achieve that crispy exterior, lightly oil the parchment paper or use a cooking spray on it before placing the latkes on the pan.
Bake the latkes at the recommended temperature, but keep an eye on them. Cooking times may vary depending on your oven and the size of your latkes. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside when done.
Latkes are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when they are at their crispiest. However, you can keep them warm in a low-temperature oven or reheat them briefly in a hot oven if needed.
Absolutely! You can get creative and add other grated vegetables like carrots, zucchini, or even parsnips to your latke mixture. Just be sure to adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Yes, you can use gluten-free flour or a gluten-free baking mix as a substitute for regular flour if you want to make these latkes gluten-free.
Yes, you can make vegan baked latkes by replacing the egg with a vegan egg substitute or a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water).
Yes, you can make smaller latkes for appetizers or bite-sized snacks. Just adjust the size of the patties and reduce the baking time accordingly, as smaller latkes will cook faster.
Yes, you can prepare the latkes ahead of time and refrigerate them before baking. Simply shape the patties, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. When ready to bake, remove them from the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before baking as directed.
Yes, you can freeze baked potato latkes. After baking and cooling, place them in an airtight container with layers of parchment paper in between to prevent sticking. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, bake them from frozen at a slightly lower temperature until heated through.
Other Hanukah recipes to try:
More Latkes recipes on the blog:
For other Hanukkah recipes check out my Hanukkah recipe index.
Bake potato latkes today!
Whether you're observing Hanukkah or simply craving a delightful potato dish, this recipe is sure to become a beloved addition to your culinary repertoire. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and let's dive into the easy and wholesome world of Baked Potato Latkes!
Baked Potato Latkes
- 3 potatoes grated
- 1 sweet potato grated
- 1 small onion grated
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon flour
- Salt & pepper by your taste
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F degrees with fan and place a baking paper on a pan.
- In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients well.
- With your hands, create patties and place them on the baking pan.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden.
- Have a latke and happy Hanukkah!