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.



Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
10 latkes


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

97 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 32.7mg 11% DV; sodium 121.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Wow, these are addictive! You better double the recipe, otherwise you will be sorry once you taste them because you will want more and more! Thank you, Bibi for sharing such an amazing recipe! Read More