Baked Potato Latkes

This holiday season you don't have to fry your latkes to get the comforting taste you love! This healthier spin on latkes gives you the same desired flavor but with more nutritional benefits. Whether you are preparing a classic Hanukkah dish, or just want to spoil yourself with a big plate of potato pancakes, latkes are a tasty way to keep your holiday spirit filled with flavor. 

Nonstick cooking spray
1 Yellow onion (finely minced)
1 Egg
1/4 cup Flour or matzo meal
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
Applesauce (for serving optional)
Sour cream (for serving optional)
Chopped fresh parsley (for serving optional)
3 Russet potatoes (3 medium sized; about 1 1/2 lbs) shredded or grated

Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Drain as much excess liquid as possible from the potatoes.

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine shredded potatoes, onion, egg, matzo meal, baking powder, and salt and pepper.

With clean hands, carefully roll latke mixture into a medium-sized ball, then flatten between your hands and carefully place on the baking sheet. Repeat this process, leaving about 1 inch of space between each latke, until all the mixture is used.

Bake latkes for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until latkes are baked through and outsides are golden brown and crispy.

Serve latkes immediately, with applesauce and sour cream on the side, if desired.

**Note: Calorie count does not include the addition of applesauce or sour cream.