Oven Baked Potato and Zucchini Latkes

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As the name says, this Oven Baked Potato and Zucchini Latkes are baked, not fried, and that’s what makes them crisp, tender and lower in fat.

And that’s all good.  Right?  Right.

Potato Choices

Choosing the right potato is important for these oven baked latkes to turn out perfectly.  While you could choose another waxy potato, Yukon golds are the perfect choice because they are designed to stand up to both dry and wet heat cooking methods. Its waxy moist flesh and sweet flavor make it ideal for boiling, baking, and frying but these potatoes will also stand up to grilling, pan frying, and roasting.  The Yukon gold potato has only been around since the 1960’s when it was developed by G.R. Johnston and R.G. Rowberry in Ontario Canada.

Using a russet potato, with its starchy flesh would make a soggy latke, so if you do have to substitute potatoes, get white or red new potatoes.

You can make these Latke gluten-free by substituting an all-purpose gluten-free flour, like Bob’s Red Mill, a personal favorite or make them Kosher by using Matzo Meal.  The final amount of flour or Matzo you will need will depend on how well you drain the liquid from the potatoes, so be sure to give them some time to sit and liquidate!

Try these Oven Baked potatoes and Zucchini Latkes with a dollop of sour cream (low-fat or high-test, your choice) that has a bit of dill mixed in.  Yum!

 Oven Baked Potato and Zucchini Latkes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed (no need to peel)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 small tender zucchini
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour, or as needed (If you want them gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour. If you want them Kosher, use Matzo meal. How much flour you will need will depend on how wet the potatoes and zucchini are so make sure you drain them well)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 425° F.

Step 2

Grate the potatoes, onion and zucchini into a clean towel. Bring the sides together; twist and squeeze to remove as much moisture as you can. Scrape into a bowl; add the green onion, eggs, olive oil, flour, dill, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Step 3

Place a heavy cooking sheet into the oven for 10 minutes. Once hot, cover lightly with olive oil, then place latkes on the sheet by 1/4 cup, flattening each to about 1/4 inch thick. Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes, turn and bake 10 minutes more, or until crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.


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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.
  • Calories
    223
  • Protein
    9g
  • Carbohydrate
    35g
  • Dietary Fiber
    3g
  • Cholesterol
    73mg
  • Sodium
    276mg
  • Fat
    5g (1g Sat, 3g Mono, 1g Poly)

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