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The Classic-Made-Clean Latkes with Apple Topping

You can't go wrong with this classic potato latke. Ours are baked instead of fried, so you can indulge without the guilt.
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The Classic-Made-Clean Latkes

The Classic-Made-Clean Latke with Apple Topping

Health Benefit: Potatoes are packed with potassium, an essential mineral that naturally lowers blood pressure and decreases the risk of stroke – eating 4,700 milligrams daily supports overall cardiovascular health. 

  • 10Servings


  • 3 yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and grated* (about 3 cups)

  • ½ yellow onion, grated (about ¼ cup)

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat or whole-grain spelt flour

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • ¼ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper + additional black pepper for garnish

  • Pinch ground nutmeg

  • 3 tbsp grape seed oil, divided

  • ½ Honeycrisp apple, thinly cut into half-moons, optional

    1 tbsp raw honey, optional


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a large, rimmed baking sheet in the oven.

2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes and onion. Using a clean tea towel or several layers of paper towel, wring out liquid from vegetables. Repeat, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. Discard liquid.

3. Return vegetables to bowl; stir in egg, flour, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

4. Brush baking sheet with 2 tbsp oil; return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven. Spoon ¼ cup potato mixture per latke onto baking sheet and flatten using a spatula or bottom of a measuring cup. Brush with remaining 1 tbsp oil. Bake, turning once, until potatoes are golden and cooked through, about 35 minutes.

5. If making topping, place several slices of apple on top of each latke. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle black pepper over top.

*TIP: To save time on prep, use a food processor equipped with a shredding attachment to grate the potatoes and onion.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 Latkes
  • Calories: 188
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 37 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 171 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g