Delicious Potato Latkes Recipe for Any Occasion

Are you in search of the perfect recipe for gluten-free potato latkes? Look no further! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am excited to share my go-to recipe for crispy, delicious potato latkes that are gluten-free.

Latkes, also known as potato pancakes or potato cakes, are a traditional Jewish dish typically enjoyed during Hanukkah. It’s a dish that can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime. And with this recipe, even those with a gluten intolerance can enjoy them.

But what sets my recipe apart from others is the secret ingredient – rice flour. This gluten-free flour adds an extra level of crispiness to the latkes that is simply irresistible.

So whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, looking for a new breakfast item, or just craving some crispy vegan hash browns, these gluten-free potato latkes will surely make your taste buds dance with delight.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free)
My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free)

Are you looking for a dish that is both delicious and healthy? If so, then you’re in luck because My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free) Recipe is exactly what you need! This recipe combines the flavors of potato with the crunchiness of latkes to create a dish that will surely leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

One reason why this recipe is so great is because it is gluten-free, which makes it perfect for anyone with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Traditional latke recipes often contain wheat flour, but this one uses rice flour and potato starch as a substitute to make it suitable for those with dietary restrictions.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free, making it suitable for vegans or anyone who wants to avoid dairy products. You can enjoy these latkes without any guilt or discomfort and still have a tasty and satisfying meal.

Aside from its health benefits, this recipe is also incredibly easy to make. All you need are some potatoes, onion, rice flour, egg, and seasoning. Even if you’re not an experienced cook, you can still nail this recipe with ease. Plus, you can customize it by adding some variations such as grated sweet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.

Additionally, these potato latkes can be served in a variety of ways such as topped with sour cream or applesauce. They can be used as a side dish, snack or even as an appetizer. Imagine how impressed your guests will be when they see these crispy vegan gluten-free potato pancakes.

In conclusion, My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free) Recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings for something crunchy and savory while also being healthy and dietary friendly. So go ahead and try this recipe out today and see how easy it is to make something that tastes amazing yet is still good for you!

Ingredient List

 Crispy and golden brown, these latkes are the real deal!
Crispy and golden brown, these latkes are the real deal!

Here’s what you need to make my gluten-free potato latkes recipe, which yields around 18 latkes:

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled (about 4 large russet potatoes or 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes)
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour (I recommend rice flour or potato starch)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper (about 1/2 tsp)

Ingredients 2:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small sweet potato, grated
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: matzo meal or wheat flour for binding

For a vegan gluten-free option to replace eggs in the traditional latkes ingredients you may use flax eggs: For each flax egg needed, mix one tablespoon of flax meal with three tablespoons of water.

The Recipe How-To

 This gluten-free spin on a classic Jewish dish will satisfy all of your latke cravings.
This gluten-free spin on a classic Jewish dish will satisfy all of your latke cravings.

Now it’s time to get cooking! Here is the step-by-step guide to making gluten-free potato latkes.


  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch or rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup gluten-free flour


  1. Using a box grater or food processor fitted with the shredding blade, shred the potatoes and red onion.
  2. Place the shredded potatoes and onions in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  3. Transfer the potato mixture to a bowl and stir in the lightly beaten egg, potato starch or rice flour, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and gluten-free flour until well combined.
  4. In a large heavy skillet over high heat, heat about ¼ inch of oil until hot but not smoking.
  5. Carefully drop spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil and flatten slightly with a spatula.
  6. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.
  8. Serve immediately with your desired toppings or dipping sauce.


  • Serve these latkes with some plain Greek yogurt or sour cream for a tangy dip or with some applesauce for something sweet.
  • This recipe can easily be multiplied for larger crowds during Hanukkah or other celebrations.

Now that you know how to make these crispy, gluten-free potato latkes, it’s time to grab some ingredients and get frying! And don’t forget to check out the other sections of this article for more tips, variations, and serving ideas.

Substitutions and Variations

 Who knew that something so delicious could be so easy to make?
Who knew that something so delicious could be so easy to make?

Looking for ways to make your potato latkes unique? Here are some ideas on how to put a twist on this classic recipe.

– Sweet Potato Latkes: Swap half of the russet potatoes for sweet potatoes to add a little sweetness and a healthy dose of beta-carotene. These will be a hit with any sweet potato lover.

– Gluten-Free Flour Alternatives: Use gluten-free flours like white rice flour, potato starch, or even pancake mix to make your latkes gluten-free without compromising on taste.

– Crispy Vegan Latkes: To make vegan and gluten-free latkes crispy and delicious, try using mashed potatoes instead of shredded potatoes. Add in some finely chopped onions and garlic for extra flavor, and rice flour instead of wheat flour.

– Baked Latkes: Looking for a healthier version of this Hanukkah classic? Instead of frying them up, bake the latkes by placing spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with oil to give it a golden brown color.

– Hash Brown Style Latkes: Instead of shaping the batter into pancakes or patties, try making hash browns out of them. Grate the potatoes into long shreds, mix them with onions and garlic, and fry them up until crispy. Top with sour cream or applesauce for an extra touch.

Whatever variation you choose, don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ingredients to make your perfect batch of latkes.

Serving and Pairing

 Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the kitchen, these latkes are foolproof.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the kitchen, these latkes are foolproof.

When it comes to serving and pairing these gluten-free potato latkes, the possibilities are endless! These crispy golden pancakes are perfect as a main dish or a side dish, and they can be paired with a variety of sauces, dips or toppings.

For a classic Hanukkah feast, serve these latkes with traditional apple sauce or sour cream. The sweet and tangy apple sauce is a perfect complement to the savory and crunchy latkes, while the cool and creamy sour cream adds an extra layer of richness.

If you’re looking for something new and exciting, try serving these potato latkes with pesto, salsa, guacamole or hummus. These flavorful dips are packed with natural goodness and they will add some zing to your latkes.

For a heartier meal, turn these potato latkes into a delicious sandwich by filling them with smoked salmon, cream cheese or avocado. The soft and creamy fillings will balance the crispy texture of the latkes perfectly.

These latkes also pair well with salads, soups, stews or roasted vegetables. You can even use them as a substitute for hash browns or baked potatoes in your favorite recipes.

No matter how you serve them, these gluten-free potato latkes are sure to become your new favorite comfort food. So fire up your frying pan and whip up a batch today!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These latkes will quickly become a family favorite, trust me!
These latkes will quickly become a family favorite, trust me!

These potato latkes can be made ahead of time to minimize stress during gatherings or festivities. Simply make the batter and form the latkes, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. When you’re ready to serve them, just fry them in hot oil until crispy and golden brown.

Leftover potato latkes can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat them, simply place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400°F for 5-8 minutes, or until they are heated through and become crispy again.

If you want to keep your latkes fresh for longer, they can also be stored in the freezer for up to one month. Place the cooked and cooled latkes in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-friendly plastic bag or an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat them, reheat them from frozen by frying them directly in hot oil, without thawing first.

Remember that reheating or refrying may make your latkes slightly less crispy, but their flavor will still be just as good! Be sure to sprinkle with salt before serving to add an extra hit of flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 All the comfort of a traditional latke, without the gluten.
All the comfort of a traditional latke, without the gluten.

Making potato latkes can be tricky, even for experienced cooks. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results possible:

1. Squeeze out excess moisture from the potatoes

Before mixing the grated potatoes with the other ingredients, make sure to squeeze out as much water as possible. Too much moisture can make your latkes soggy and prevent them from getting crispy.

2. Use high-starch potatoes

For the best texture, use potatoes that are high in starch like Russets or Yukon Golds. These potatoes will produce a fluffier interior and a crispier exterior.

3. Grate your onion finely

To avoid having large chunks of onion in your latkes, grate it finely using the small holes on a box grater.

4. Don’t overcrowd the pan

When frying your latkes, make sure not to overcrowd the pan. This will cause them to steam instead of fry, resulting in a less crispy finished product.

5. Keep an eye on the heat

If your oil is too hot, your latkes will burn before they are fully cooked through. If it is not hot enough, they will be greasy and undercooked. Keep an eye on the heat and adjust as necessary.

6. Use gluten-free flour or potato starch

For those who need to avoid gluten, you can use gluten-free flour or potato starch instead of all-purpose flour for binding purposes.

Remember that with patience and attention to detail, you can easily create crispy and delicious potato latkes that are both gluten-free and dairy-free!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, my potato latkes recipe is a flavorful, gluten-free, and dairy-free dish that will leave you craving for more. With its simple yet impressive list of ingredients, everyone can recreate this classic dish with ease. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah or simply want to indulge your palate with a delicious and nutritious meal, potato latkes should definitely be on your list.

By using the best quality ingredients, such as fresh potatoes, free-range eggs, and gluten-free flour, I was able to create a dish that not only tastes great but is also good for you. This recipe is versatile enough to accommodate substitutions and variations to cater to everyone’s dietary needs.

Incorporating my tips and advice throughout the article will help you achieve crispy vegan or gluten-free latkes that are perfect for any occasion. From making-ahead and reheating to serving and pairing, everything has been covered in this article.

So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and give this recipe a try! I promise it will become one of your favorite dishes. Don’t forget to share your experience with me by leaving a comment below. Let’s enjoy delicious food together!

My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free)

My Potato Latkes (Gluten Free) Recipe

Unlike most recipes for latkes, these contain no flour or meal, and they contain more eggs. They are thin and crisp. These are made almost exactly like Recipe #411973. Sometimes when I want these spicy, I will add ground cumin and coriander to the batter (although that is not "traditional" for potato latkes).
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jewish
Servings 5 small pancakes
Calories 238.9 kcal


  • 1 medium potato (unpeeled if organic)
  • 1 -2 whole egg
  • 1 -2 teaspoon red onion, chopped
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • cooking oil
  • salt


  • Peel the potato (optional). Use the coarse section of a grater to grate the potato into a bowl.
  • Take a small handful of grated potato and squeeze it hard, over the sink, to get rid of any excess liquid or moisture. Repeat until all the potato pulp has been squeezed.
  • Return the grated potato to the bowl.
  • Add onion and pepper to taste.
  • Add 1 whole egg and mix to blend. If the mixture looks a little dry, add one more egg yolk (save the egg white for another use). It should look creamy, like cole slaw, but it should not be dripping with egg liquid.
  • Heat a large skillet and add enough oil to cover the bottom. When oil is hot but not smoking, drop a heaping forkful of the mixture into the skillet and immediately flatten it with the fork.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used. It’s OK if the pancakes are touching in the skillet.
  • Sauté until golden brown (or brown if you prefer) and crispy; flip and fry on other side. Regulate heat so that oil does not smoke, and add more oil if necessary.
  • Drain on paper towels if desired. Salt to taste.
  • Notes:
  • It’s best not to re-use the oil for a second batch because the oil develops an unpleasant odor. If you want to double this recipe, It’s best to use two separate skillets, or wash and dry the skillet after use.
  • You can substitute onion powder to taste for the fresh onion.
  • Good with sour cream or applesauce or a thick, plain yogurt.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 266gCalories: 238.9kcalCarbohydrates: 37.9gProtein: 10.6gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 211.5mgSodium: 82.9mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 2.2g
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