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Vegan Potato Latkes Topped with Chives on a White Wooden Surface.
Crispy Vegan Latkes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These vegan latkes will blow your mind! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, they're perfect with a side of applesauce or vegan sour cream and surprisingly easy to make.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Jewish
Servings: 12 latkes
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 pound russet potato (about 2 medium potatoes), scrubbed and coarsely shredded
  • 1 small onion, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • ¼ cup matzo meal
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Canola oil, or high-heat oil of choice
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • Applesauce and/or vegan sour cream, for serving
  1. Wrap the grated potato and onion in a dish towel, then squeeze it out over the sink to remove any excess moisture.

  2. Transfer the potato and onion to a large mixing bowl. Add the matzo meal, potato starch, salt and pepper. Stir everything to combine.

  3. Generously coat the bottom of a medium nonstick skillet with oil (at least ⅛ inch deep) and place it over medium heat.

  4. Give the oil a minute to heat up. Once it begins to shimmer, grab about ¼ cup of the potato mixture and shape it into a patty of about 3-inches in diameter. Place the patty into the skillet.

  5. Make and fry a few additional patties, cooking as many patties together as you can fit into the skillet without crowding them.

  6. Cook the latkes for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until browned and crispy.

  7. Transfer the cooked latkes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then cook the remaining mixture in batches, adding oil to the skillet as needed.

  8. Sprinkle the latkes with additional salt and pepper to taste, and optionally top them with fresh chives. Serve with applesauce and/or vegan sour cream.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include applesauce or vegan sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Vegan Latkes
Amount Per Serving (1 latke)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.1g9%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 8.9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 0.9g2%
Calcium 6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.