Potato & Scallion Latkes (Healthier Alternative for Chanukah)

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Looking for a healthier (but still delicious!) alternative to fried latkes for Chanukah? These scrumptious Potato & Scallion Latkes by chef Paula Shoyer are baked not fried — and definitely fit the bill.

You may remember Paula from our Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Tartin recipe & giveaway. If you missed out, I’ve got good news — Paula is back to share another delicious and seasonal recipe with the KOAB audience. And another chance to win her wonderful cookbook.

Best selling author of The Healthy Kosher Baker and the new Healthy Jewish Kitchen, Paula studied at the elite Ritz Escoffier School in Paris.

Her first love was pastries, but since families cannot survive on chocolate babka alone (mine would surely try!), Paula has expanded her repertoire into the savory arena, with an emphasis on easy and healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice tradition or flair.

“I take traditional recipes and make them easier, more modern, and healthier says Shoyer, who has competed on the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” program.

I write cookbooks so that I can bring my recipes into your kitchen to inspire you to try something new, to cook from scratch and enjoy eating with the people you love while creating food memories that you can remember for the rest of your lives.

Try out this simple, healthy AND delicious latke recipe from Healthy Jewish Kitchen.

Check out Paula’s Healthy Jewish Kosher cookbook for her pickled applesauce recipe, which she serves alongside these latkes. I guess that means Paula is on Team Applesauce! 😉


  1. Robin Wengrow says

    I like them plain

  2. Team applesauce mixed with sour cream.


    Applesauce or nothing. The latkes stand alone!

  4. Holly Corbett says

    Applesauce topped with sour cream

  5. My doctor has me on a no-carb diet, so potatoes are out. No latkes for me this year. 🙁 When I do eat them, I have eaten them with nothing, applesauce, and ketchup. I haven’t tried applesauce and sour cream.

  6. Elizabeth Lenz says

    I’m Team applesauce, though to be honest, I like both!

  7. applesauce, though I haven’t tried sour cream in a whil

  8. applesauce

  9. Team purist! Absolutely nothing just the latke in it’s purest form! 🙂

  10. Applesauce!

  11. Team all of the above!

  12. Chaya Yehudis Dank says

    Applesauce and sour cream too!

  13. Latkes, straight up!

  14. First choice is plain. Then next is with applesauce.

  15. I like apple sauce but my daughter prefers honey dijon dressing

  16. I love them both ways. Applesauce is so much healthier though! Even plain is good with a good latke!

  17. Team Sour Cream. Just plain, no topping necessary for me.

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