Zucchini Latkes Recipe
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Zucchini Latkes Recipe

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My husband, Avi, and I carry prepare these delicious latkes with our children, Sara, 10, and Yaakov, 5. This year, Sara is old enough to help make the latkes (the oil can get very hot, so be careful). I serve my latkes with sour cream, cottage cheese and applesauce, plus a salad on the side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 medium zucchini, shredded (about 4-1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup matzo meal or dry bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. In a large bowl, toss zucchini and 1/2 teaspoon salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze zucchini dry. Stir in the eggs, onion, matzo meal, pepper and remaining salt.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 16 latkes.
Originally published as Zucchini Latkes in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p58

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"I love these but my recipe had added parm cheese. Delicious both ways!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I have made these several times and they have been a hit every time I made them - I will absolutely keep making them !!!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Excellent! These were more delicious than anticipated. I followed the recipe exactly - using matzo meal."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"I love this"

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"This was a quick side dish and very tasty."

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