I like to think of latkes as a sort of flattened French fry-toothsome and crispy on the outside and warm and soft in the middle. But the frying that delivers these perfect results is exactly what makes latkes unhealthy. Luckily, we've created a healthier Crispy Potato Latke recipe that's just as delicious as a traditional version, and easy to make too.
We turned to a time-tested method to get crisp latkes without a lot of fat: pan-fry the latkes in a small amount of oil and finish them in a hot oven for a few minutes. To amp up the flavor and compensate for the lack of "shmaltz" (chicken fat) called for in traditional recipes, we added more onion and chopped shallot. With 75% less fat and 61% fewer calories, the results are delicious-a small culinary miracle. A perfect recipe for a healthy Hanukkah celebration featuring Braised Brisket & Roots and Quick Applesauce.
Here are the results of our latke recipe makeover:
- 277 calories
- 17 grams total