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Vegan Potato Latkes or Vegan Potato Pancakes are easy and delicious vegan potato recipes. Make them for your breakfast or as sides, vegan potato pancakes are yummy with crispy sides and a softer center.
These little vegan potato pancakes are not only quick and easy but also the best potato appetizers. Savory and crispy latkes are perfect for any time or in your tea time. This is an easy weekend breakfast recipe also.
This recipe is kid-friendly as well. Who doesn’t like potatoes on this earth!! I just love any potato dishes.
Originally latkes are Jewish Potato Pancakes. Eggs used for binding purpose. But since I am vegetarian and don’t add eggs in any of my dishes, I always add little bit of refined flour and cornstarch for binding.
These potato snacks are addictive in fact. For me at least. But again health is wealth and that’s why we have to limit out unhealthy snack option. 1 or 2 of these potato pancakes are enough at one time.
Tips to make perfect vegan potato latkes
Potato latkes are easy and quick to make. This is a vegan recipe. You can also make it with dairy or without dairy as per your convenience and choice.
Step 1 – Grate the potatoes
Before grating the potatoes, you need to wash and peel the potatoes well. Then start grating it using either a food processor or manually using a large perforated cheese grater. This is because the thicker chunks make it crispier.
Fine graters will not deliver a good result in this case. In such a case, the potatoes will become mashy and will spoil the whole recipe.
Immerse the grated potatoes in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Cold potatoes make crispier snacks just like my homemade potato chips. However, this step is completely optional.
Step 2 – Take out excess water from potatoes.
The main task in making latkes is making the potatoes dry. That means you need to grate the potatoes first. Next, take all in a cheesecloth.
And squeeze hard and make sure you squeezed out the maximum amount of liquid in this process. Otherwise, you will have to add more flour to bind it properly.
Step 3 – Add in flour and seasoning
To the squeezed potatoes, add in flour, salt, pepper, and any other seasoning if you want. If required add a teaspoon or less milk to the dish.
Step 4 – Pan Fry Latkes
Now place a heaped spoon flour of mixture on hot pan. Make sure the pan is hot enough before placing the mixture on it. Press it with the help of a spatula or spoon and make even top with 1/4 inch thickness.
Other possible variations:
To make it an even healthier option, add it whatever veggies you want to add like grated zucchini, carrots, etc. While writing this post I have another recipe idea in mind. I will replace potatoes with shredded cabbage. That will to turn out crispy and crunchy.
Idea for gluten-free latkes: Replace refined flour with chickpeas flour/tapioca flour/almond flour/rice flour.
Serve these latkes hot. Don’t make it in advance and reheat as reheating won’t make it crisp like when it’s hot.
Use any dip of your choice. This may go well with spicy tomato ketchup, peri-peri sauce or spicy chipotle dip. I love any of my fritters with hot spicy dips especially peri peri dip.
Read similar healthy appetizers and finger foods for kids. e.g. paneer corn seekh kabab, potato lollipop, veg shammi kabab, crispy onion fritters, cheesy spinach balls, crispy corn chat, cheesy onion fritters.
Recipe Card For Vegan Potato Latkes
Potato Latkes/ Potato Pancakes
- Peel the skin of potatoes.
- Wash off and grate potatoes using a large perforated cheese grater or food processor.
- Now squeeze out as much water as you can using a paper napkin.
- Mix all ingredients mentioned above. (except oil)
- Stir the mixture well.
- Heat some oil in a pan.
- When the oil is hot put 2 tbsp of batter and spread it lightly by pressing with the backside of the spoon.
- Flip to other side and pan fry till both sides are golden and crisp.
- Remove from oil and place on a paper napkin to soak excess oil.
- Serve them hot with your favourite dip or sauce.
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