nutritional information

Per SERVING:

  • Calories: 241
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Sodium: 372 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
Vegan

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

Serves 4 (makes 8 latkes)

30 minutes or fewer

Jason Johnstone-Yellin created this vegan version of potato pancakes after his Jewish wife kept saying "they're not as good as my mom's." Now he's working on a vegan cookbook: Cooking with Tamara's Husband.
  • 2 large potatoes peeled, grated and squeezed dry (about 1 ½ lbs.)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup canola oil, divided, for frying

1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Scoop 1/2 cup potato mixture into skillet and spread into 1/8-inch thick patty. Repeat. Fry patties 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Cook remaining latkes in batches of 2, adding 1 Tbs. oil to skillet each time.

2. To drain, transfer latkes to wire rack on top of baking sheet lined with newspaper. Place latkes on pan in oven to keep warm. Serve with vegan sour cream or applesauce.

April 2007

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comments

Oh brothers Teri - use egg replacer and use olive oil! Everyone can do there own thing ya know!

KCashatt - 2011-12-20 19:53:12

Hi Sarah, I've been making this recipe for a while now and it used to show 2 Tbsp of whole grain mustard in the ingredients. In fact, I had to reprint the recipe as recently as 2 weeks ago and the mustard was still in the ingredients list then. Looks like the good folks at Veg Times might have accidentally deleted that ingredient? The mustard is the magic ingredient! Just add 2 Tbsp to this (again, whole grain mustard) and you're good to go!

Joshua Hatton - 2011-12-19 15:29:05

Looks simple, I'll give this a try. Question, Ellie mentioned Mustard - I don't see this in the ingredients. Did you use it as a condiment (great idea) or did you add a dash with the salt and pepper?

Sarah - 2011-12-13 12:32:47

This recipe is wonderful. I will attend my first holiday meal as a vegan today and I am taking this as one of my contributions to the family table. Thank you thank you!

Christopher - 2011-12-10 09:49:17

Made these tonight. Some of the best Latkes I've had in a while!

Joshua Hatton - 2010-12-01 20:38:49

Thanks so much, Ellie. I'm touched that you like them as much as my wife!

Jason JY - 2010-12-01 12:27:40

THis is our favorite latke recipe....we come back to it again and again. A total winner! These taste a lot like the latkes served at our wedding. Mustard is the secret ingredient!

Ellie - 2010-06-30 10:03:00

No disrespect to your choices and Kudos to you for attempting to recreat this classic into a vegan recipe. However, I have never seen potato pancakes (latkes) made with a levening agent, and I bet your mother-in-law never used any! Also astounded that someone would cook with canola oil when there have been so many articles as to the fact that it should only be used as a cold oil! Have you tried Ener-G Egg Replacer and cooking in Olive Oil (not virgin or extra virgin)? First time ever I have been disappointed with a recipe from this site.

Teri - 2011-12-20 10:17:05