Latkes – Baked Potato Pancakes


  1. 2tablespoons canola oil
  2. 2pounds (5 medium) peeled medium-starch potatoes, such as Yukon gold
  3. 1medium red onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  4. 1/4cup all-purpose flour
  5. 1teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  7. 2eggs, lightly beaten
  8. applesauce and sour cream, for serving


  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Brush 2 baking sheets with 1 tablespoon of the oil and set aside.
  2. Using a box grater or a food processor fitted with a shredding blade, coarsely grate the potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a large bowl with the onion, flour, salt, pepper, eggs, and the remaining tablespoon of oil. Toss to mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets and press lightly to make patties. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn the latkes with a metal spatula and rotate the baking sheets. Bake another 5 minutes or until golden.
  4. Transfer to a platter and serve with the applesauce and sour cream.
    This recipe makes 2 dozen latkes.

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