Baked Potato Latkes


We love to eat potato skins, but I got tired of just using the starch that we scooped out for mashed potatoes. I thought: "Hmmm, I could shape it into pancakes and make latkes, that could be interesting." They were such a hit with the family that this recipe has been a staple ever since!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
5 latkes


  • 3 cups peeled and mashed baked potatoes

  • 1 cup chopped white onion

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground multi-colored peppercorns

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, whisked

  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, or as need for frying


  1. Place potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, ground peppercorns, flour, and eggs into a bowl. Fold the mixture together with a rubber spatula, breaking up any large potato chunks, until ingredients are evenly mixed.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Form latke dough into 3-inch diameter balls and flatten into 1-inch thick rounds.

  4. Working in batches, place latkes in hot oil and cook until edges are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip latkes using a slotted spoon and cook until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.


We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 731mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 379mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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