Healthy Recipe: Lightened Up Latkes

This Hanukkah, make your latkes a little healthier by adding zucchini, which helps cut carbs and calories.


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/3 medium sweet onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Makes 12 pancakes


Grate the potato, zucchini, and onion in a food processor. Move grated veggies to a colander to allow the excess moisture to drain out. Gently press the veggies down to encourage more liquid to drain out. Move the mixture into a large bowl, and add the egg, flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Add large spoonfuls of the batter to the pan, and shape them into pancakes that are about 1/4-inch thick. Cook each side until golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes per side.

Place a paper towel on a plate, and put the cooked latkes on top so the extra oil can be absorbed. Serve warm with ketchup, applesauce or sour cream.

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