Last year I tried and tried to make no fry latkes. They came out tasting nothing like latkes.
Then I had this great idea to put the latke batter in a cupcake pan and voila- perfect latkes every time!
These have the crispy exterior and tastes just like fried latkes, except you barely use any oil here.
You also don’t need to stand over a pan of oil frying every latke.
If you are looking for a healthier alternative with the same taste as a fried latke, look no further.
Crispy Baked Potato Latkes
Makes 24 latkes
1 tsp olive oil
1 large egg
pinch black pepper
1 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
Olive oil spray or any non stick cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Grate the potatoes and onion. Add in the olive oil, egg, salt and pepper and mix.
Spray your cupcake baking pan well with the oil. Use a tablespoon to distribute the mixture. Do not use all the liquid in the bowl, You should have just a little, otherwise squeeze out most of it.
Do not fill the cupcake pan too high. You want them to be flatter just like regular latkes.
After they are all in, press them down a bit then spray the tops with the oil.
Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the tops are browned a little.
Time needed may vary so keep an eye on the oven.
When they are done take them out of the oven to cool. After cooling a bit, use a spoon to go around the edges and then under the latkes to lift each easily out of the pan.
We like to serve them with unsweetened applesauce.