Air Fryer Latkes


Potato latkes are usually fried, on top of the stove, but the air fryers on the market right now are a great way to prepare this popular dish. This method yields a crispy latke that can be an appetizer or a dinner side. If you have an oil sprayer, you can use your oil of choice. I used purchased avocado oil spray, to give that beautiful brown color. Serve with sour cream or applesauce, if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container, up to 5 days.

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


  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • ½ cup shredded onion

  • 1 egg

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal

  • avocado oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Lay out a sheet of parchment or waxed paper.

  2. Place thawed potatoes and shredded onion on several layers of paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and press to squeeze out most of the liquid.

  3. Whisk together egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in potatoes and onion with a fork. Sprinkle matzo meal on top and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed. Use your hands to form mixture into ten 3- to 4-inch wide patties. Place patties on the parchment or waxed paper.

  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Carefully place half of the patties in the basket and spray generously with cooking spray.

  5. Air-fry until crispy and dark golden brown on the outside, 10 to 12 minutes. (Check for doneness at 8 minutes if you prefer a softer latke.) Remove latkes to a plate. Repeat with remaining patties, spraying them with cooking spray before cooking.

Cook's Notes:

Panko bread crumbs can be used in place of matzo meal, if preferred.

Every brand of air fryer is slightly different, so you may need to adjust the time or the temperature. If your fryer has a rack, then you may use both racks and cook the entire batch at the same time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* 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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