Indian-Spiced Idaho® Potato Latkes


  • 1 pound Idaho® potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and crushed or grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala spice mix
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup avocado oil, for shallow frying
  • 1 scallion, green and white parts, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup store-bought or homemade mango chutney, for serving (optional)


  1. Grate the potato into a large mixing bowl; stir in the onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, salt, and egg to combine.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Use a 2 tablespoon-sized scoop to measure the potato mixture into the skillet (the skillet should hold 4 pancakes at a time without being crowded), and flatten the mixture slightly with a metal spatula. Cook the pancakes until crisp and golden on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, flipping once halfway through.
  3. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil, and then transfer them to an oven-safe serving platter and keep warm in a 300º F oven until serving.
  4. Cook the remaining potato mixture in batches the same way, adding 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet for each batch.
  5. Sprinkle the scallion on top and serve the latkes with mango chutney, if desired.
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Yield: 18 latkes (9 servings)
Calories: 124
Sodium: 141 g
Fat: 9 g
Carbs: 11 g
Protein: 2 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg

Faith Gorsky
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