Latkes with Apple-Yogurt Dip

Use any kind of bread crumbs you prefer (fine, panko, homemade) as long as they're not too soft, as well as any apple variety that looks fresh.

Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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Nutritional Bonus: Vitamin A helps your skin and mucous membranes fight off bacteria and viruses, and this recipe contributes nearly 66% of your RDI – mainly thanks to the carrots. Additionally, zucchini and Russet potatoes provide a boost of potassium, satisfying 17% of your daily requirement and also supporting muscle function, which is especially important for exercising.

Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
50 min


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 large carrot, trimmed, peeled and sliced crosswise into 2 or 3 pieces
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 3/4 lb Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp potato starch
  • 3 tbsp whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 apple, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mist a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Using the shredding attachment of a food processor, shred carrot, zucchini and potatoes; transfer to a large bowl. (Alternatively, shred vegetables using the large holes of a box grater.) Add eggs, potato starch, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper and cayenne to potato mixture and mix well to combine.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high and coat with cooking spray. Working in batches to avoid overcrowding, scoop 2 tbsp potato mixture per latke, squeezing out excess liquid, and drop into skillet, spreading each into 1/4-inch-thick circle. Cook, turning once, until deep golden brown on both sides, about 6 minutes; transfer to baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and vegetables are soft but not mushy, 12 to 14 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine apple and yogurt. Serve immediately with latkes, as a dipping sauce or spooned over top.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 6 latkes and 1/4 cup apple yogurt dip
  • Calories 200
  • Carbohydrate Content 33 g
  • Cholesterol Content 106 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 375 mg
  • Sugar Content 7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g