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Turmeric Latkes

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients

A favorite of our founder, Ann Ogden Gaffney, in her words: “I learned to love latkes as a special Hannukah treat. When I first came to live in New York City, as a vegetarian fashion...


  • 1 cup shredded, peeled russet potatoes, water squeezed out
  • 1 cup shredded, peeled carrots
  • ¼ cup grated onion, water squeezed out
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed and minced
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup applesauce or try our recipe for Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt


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Nutrition Facts


221 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


30 g


8 g


4 g


6 g


442 mg


  1. If making homemade, prepare the applesauce as outlined here. In a medium bowl combine the potatoes, carrots, onion, jalapeño, flour, cumin, salt, turmeric, and eggs. Mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in wide skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, pour a heaping tablespoon of the batter into the skillet. Flatten with the back of the spoon for a 3-inch latke. Cook as many latkes in the pan as you can without over crowding.
  3. Cook until golden and crispy on the bottom, about 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Serve latkes warm with applesauce and Greek yogurt.

Chef Tips

If not serving immediately, keep the cooked latkes warm and crispy in a preheated 200-degree oven. They can also be reheated in an oven at a later date.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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