Low Calorie Potato Latkes

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

This Low Calorie Potato Latkes Recipe is just 51 calories! This recipe is quick and easy, and so much healthier than the fried version.

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

Everything You’ll Need

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 scallions
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour (almond flour or gluten free flour work too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Low Calorie Potato Latkes

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

Healthy Potato Latkes Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Cook the latkes as directed and drain, allow to cool completely then move to a container or freezer bag.
Frozen Storage – Will hold in the freezer for 1 month
Refrigerated Storage – Will hold in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Reheating – Add individual latkes to a dry pan and cook on medium-low until heated through. Or add multiple to a baking sheet and add to an oven at 300 degrees. Cook for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

Low Calorie Potato Latkes Recipe

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

Low Calorie Potato Latkes

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This Low Calorie Potato Latkes is just 51 calories, and so easy to make!
Try these crispy potato pancakes recipes with homemade (or store-bought) apple sauce, or one of the other yummy topping ideas we've supplied below.
These potato fritters make great snacks, side dishes, or appetizers, and they're so healthy you can feel good about enjoying them!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Jewish
Servings 15 servings
Calories 51 kcal


  • 2 potatoes peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • cup all-purpose flour almond flour or gluten free flour work too
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Healthy Toppings for Potato Latkes:

  • Apple Sauce (try this Instant Pot Apple Sauce Recipe)
  • Sour Cream (or cut calories and use Greek Yogurt)
  • Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon


  • Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. And line a plate with paper towels.
  • Spray the hot pan with olive oil.
  • Use a box grater to grate potatoes into a large bowl.
  • Move the potatoes onto a piece of cheese cloth, or into a clean kitchen towel and squeeze as much of the moisture out as you can.
  • Add the drained potatoes, egg, shallot, flour, salt and pepper to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the potato mixture. Roll in wet hands into balls.
  • Drop each ball individually into the hot pan, and use a spatula to press down into 1/4 inch patties.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until browned on one side, flip and brown on the other side.
  • Move each potato latke to the paper towel lined plate as they are done cooking. Spray the pan lightly between cooking potato fritters as needed.
  • Serve hot with apple sauce, or one of the toppings above.


Serving: 1latkeCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1.9gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, Healthy Potato Latkes, holiday, Low Calorie Potato Latkes, Side Dish, snack
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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

Nutrition and Calories in Potato Latkes

Low Sodium Tips: Replace the salt with fresh lemon zest.

Easy Recipe for Potato Latkes

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