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Latkes – Potato Pancakes – Eggless Recipe

Who does not like potatoes? Definitely not me! Latkes, a traditional fried potato pancake is the perfect recipe for potato lovers. A quick and easy recipe with just a handful of ingredients. And this is an egg less recipe perfect for vegans. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 78kcal


  • 4 Russet Potato
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 4 tbsps Whole wheat flour
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsps Oil
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Cook one of the potatoes until it is soft and mushy. Mash it well and keep it aside.
  • Grate the remaining 3 potatoes and place them in a colander. Add about a teaspoon of salt to the grated potatoes and mix it well using your hands. Place the colander in the skin as it will leave water. The potatoes will change color but it does not harm the recipe.
  • In the meantime, heat a small pan with about 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the chopped onions until it softens and becomes translucent. Add a pinch of salt to the onions when cooking.
  • Place the onions in a large bowl along with the mashed potatoes.
  • Using your hands squeeze out as much as water as possible from the grated potatoes and place them in the same bowl as the rest.
  • Add pepper and salt to taste (check before you add) to the bowl. Also add about 3 tablespoon of whole wheat flour and mix well. The mixture should not be too dry or too wet. If it is still a little wet add a little more wheat flour.
  • Heat a large skillet and add about 1 tablespoon of oil. Scoop the potatoes with a ⅓ cup measuring cup and place it on the hot skillet. Flatten the potatoes with the back of the spatula. You can place about 3 or 4 pancake based on the size of the skillet. Cook on one side until golden brown and then flip it to the other side. Cook the other side as well until golden brown and then remove on a tray. Repeat the same with the remaining potato mixture.
  • Place the tray in the oven until ready to serve to keep the latkes warm. The latkes are served typically with sour cream or apple sauce. We ate it with sour cream.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg