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Zucchini Latkes

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
    16 latkes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Gypsy
    Jul 18, 2020

    I see nothing on these recipes for nutritional value.. like carbs, calories.. how many carbs seen the latkes.. I've been trying to eat most of my carbs during the day but thought I'd try these tonight

  • misscoffeepot
    Jun 25, 2020

    excellent flavor, and crispy. I also used Panko. Be sure to squeeze zucchini as dry as possible. Do not turn till good and crispy in pil

  • Caitlin
    May 3, 2018

    These are just so great! We use seasoned Panko and it's one of my family's favorite side dishes.

  • Orbs
    Jun 25, 2017

    This reminds me of my mother-in-laws potato Latkes. Delicious! I used Italian seasoned Panko instead of matzo meal. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • gramcayo
    Aug 22, 2015

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

  • BKShipe
    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 !!!

  • Amy the Midwife
    Dec 18, 2012

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

  • longislandmom28
    Jul 8, 2012

    I love this

  • jmkasprak
    May 21, 2012

    This was a quick side dish and very tasty.

  • corz44
    Jul 4, 2011

    I forgot to mention... I used crushed Roasted Vegetable Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs. Gives it a great flavor!