Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Best Ever Chanukah Potato Latkes Baked ( Hanukkah)

Baked potato latkes on a plate

Hanukkah will soon be upon us,  and it's time to start thinking about planning a festive menu.
! The most traditional food to eat on Chanukah is Potato Latkes!

If you are looking for a really good latke that is baked, not fried- This is it!
Usually, the baked ones do not taste as good as fried- these do ! Just think, you can spare yourself the extra calories without giving up the taste!

A few years ago, I had a Hanukkah Chanukah get together and served 3 large trays of homemade latkes. Each tray held a different ( gluten free) latke recipe.

One tray was fried, one tray was baked, and another was fried but a different recipe.
Guess what! In a blind taste test, hands down, everyone loved my baked latkes the best-
so I'm sharing the crowd's favorite recipe today.

I know we are supposed to fry on Hanukkah Chanukah to commemorate the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days in the Temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago, but
I think these baked latkes are a healthier, less fattening, and just as delicious version-
Of course they are also gluten free. Enjoy

Not ready to make latkes? Pin this recipe for later

You may have seen Chanukah spelled many ways. This is because it is a Hebrew word that is translated into English and there are many acceptable English spellings including Chanukah and Hanukkah;  I like Chanukah!

Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes


6 large baking potatoes , peeled and grated
2 carrots, grated
1 cup of hand grated real parmesan ( don't use the powdery parmesan- it won't work)
3 eggs
5 scallions, chopped fine
Freshly cracked pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Line two large rimmed cookie sheets with parchment and spray with some oil.

Using a hand grater or  machine, grate the carrots and potatoes and mix together in a large bowl. Wring out as much liquid as possible ( use a clean hand towel) .
Add eggs, scallions, parmesan, and freshly cracked pepper.

Drop a large tablespoon full onto the cookie sheet and flatten into a latke shape ( like a large cookie) Bake 15-20 minutes until beginning to brown and getting crispy. Serve immediately and top sour cream, Greek yogurt or homemade applesauce.

My Notes:

I haven't done this, but I have been told that if you are really in a hurry, you can buy a bag or two of shredded potatoes that are used for hash browns. Defrost them, wring them out and use them as your grated potato in a potato latke recipe.

Sometimes I really want to save on carbs and calories, so I make a vegetable ( without the starchy potato) latke. I like it because it's still crispy and crunchy . Vegetable latkes

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    1. Dear Judee,
      Thank you so much for this delightful way to prepare Latkes, I shoulda, coulda, woulda added Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese to them as you did to make them more Italian in honor of all of the Jewish-Italians around the world. I would also like to thank you for your kind comment on my blog to today regarding the recipe that I created for my own version of latkes. I sincerely apologize for mis-spelling Chanukah and didn't realize it made such a difference. I will make this correction in the future since my post has already gone live. I appreciate your blog friendship!
      Happy Chanukah this evening and throughout the Festival of Lights!

    2. I am in NYC right now and everybody is talking about Hanukkah, and I was just by Central Park where they erected the Hanukkah Menorah which is lit every night during Hanukkah. And, did I say I love latkes? They look so appetizing!

    3. Judy, why are your recipes not printable ? It's impossible to get just the recipe without all the other "advertising" !!

      1. so sorry.. I'll see what I can do to correct that ? Does anyone have any ideas for Blogger

    4. Happy Chanukah Judee!
      I love your Potato Latkes and could eat more than my share. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
      Miz Helen

    5. Love that these are baked, not fried, Judee! Your potato latkes look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!


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