Basic Potato Latkes


Special Diet Notes: Basic Potato Latkes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian.

Basic Potato Latkes
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Another fantastic recipe from the Levana Cooks newsletter. Levana Kirschenbaum is the author of the cookbook, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!
Serves: 6 servings
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large onion, grated very fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 large potatoes, grated very thin for smooth texture, or coarser for crunchier texture
  1. Mix all ingredients except potatoes in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add potatoes last, and mix thoroughly without squeezing so as not extract moisture. Work very quickly so they do not get time to get discolored.
  3. Form medium-small patties and throw in hot oil, or drop by tablespoons.
  4. Fry until golden, about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Take out and drain on paper towels.
  6. Best served immediately after frying, with apple sauce, vegan sour cream (use homemade recipe from Go Dairy Free for soy-free) or soy yogurt (use coconut-based yogurt for soy-free).
If you must make them in advance, reheat uncovered at 300 degrees for about 15mn, till hot and crisp.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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