Versatile Latkes Make a Great Appetizer and Even Better Hanukkah Meal

This is your well-loved latke with a hearty twist.
Versatile Latkes Make a Great Appetizer and Even Better Hanukkah Meal
If serving latkes as your main holiday meal, don’t forget some sides! (Karla Conrad/TNS)
Crispy latkes become the main event with the addition of deli corned beef in this healthy dinner recipe. Or make them smaller and serve as an easy appetizer. Serve latkes with applesauce or dill sour cream and roasted green beans.

Corned Beef Latkes

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4
  • 1 cup grated sweet onion (about 1 medium)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups precooked shredded potatoes (1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup diced deli corned beef (4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
Place onion on a clean kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels. Gather up the edges and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Whisk eggs and egg white in a large bowl. Whisk in flour, pepper, salt and baking powder. Add the onion, potatoes, and corned beef; mix to combine.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add 4 1/4-cup portions of the potato mixture to the pan. Press with the back of a spatula to flatten each portion into a 3-inch cake. Cook until crispy and golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with two more batches of the remaining potato mixture and oil, reducing the heat as necessary.

Tasty tip: Skip frozen and use partially cooked, shredded potatoes for this recipe. Or boil potatoes until they can just be pierced with a fork but are not completely tender. Let cool slightly, then shred using the large holes of a box grater.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 391 Calories, Total Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 111 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 2 g, Total Sugars: 3 g, Added Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 13 g, Sodium: 633 mg, Potassium: 539 mg, Folate: 53 mcg, Calcium: 57 mg. Carbohydrate servings: 2.

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