Vegan Potato Latkes
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Easy vegan latkes made in 20 mins and look like potato pancakes! These vegan potato latkes are gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free as well!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6 large latkes
  1. In batches, peel potatoes and grate by hand, or with a grating attachment in a stand mixer or food processor, transferring them to a large bowl of cold water. Repeat, until all your potatoes are grated,
  2. When finished, drain the potatoes well, in a sieve or colander, and squeeze out excess liquid before placing it onto a clean kitchen towel.
  3. Add onions to the kitchen towel, and roll up and squeeze to remove any excess liquid. Add to the potatoes.
  4. Add aquafaba, flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt, and mix together until well combined.
  5. Prep a lipped baking sheet with a wire cooling rack and place it next to the stove. If you do not own a wire cooling rack (get one) then you can use a plate and paper towel, but it won't result in crispy latkes.
  6. Heat about 1 cup of oil (about ¼ depth) in a large pan over medium-high heat. Test the oil by adding a bit of the latke mixture-- it should sizzle right away.
  7. In batches of 4, using a ¼ cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture onto a spatula, and flatten and form them into discs with your fingers. You can make 6 large ones or 12 small bite-size ones.
  8. Carefully add or slide the latke into the pan of hot oil, and cook until nicely browned and crispy, about 4-5 mins, flip and cook for another 3-4 mins, or until the second side is also nicely browned and crispy. Allow excess oil to drip off into the pan, and place cooked latkes onto a wire cooling rack, and repeat with the remaining batter.
  9. Serve with a sprinkle of salt, apple sauce and/or vegan sour cream.
Russet potatoes are high in starch and have a dry texture, making them the best potato for crispy latkes.
A food processor with the shredding disc or KitchenAid with a shredding attachment will make shredding this recipe a lot easier and quicker.
If you want to keep the latkes warm while you cook other dishes, preheat your oven to 200F with a wire cooling rack on a baking tray inside. Once a latke is cooked, place it onto the cooling rack to keep warm until you’re ready to serve them all at once.
Reheat leftovers in an air fryer!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large latke Calories: 185 Fat: 9.3g Carbohydrates: 21.8g Protein: 3g
Recipe by The Edgy Veg at