Gluten Free Potato and Carrot Latkes // Happy Hannukah


My favorite holiday dish is potato latkes. The typical latke is made with potato, flour and eggs.  I however, like to make a little healthier by adding carrots and using almond meal. You can also replace the white potato with a sweet potato if you are staying away from white starches.

I’ve made dozens of latkes and this is by far the best recipe I’ve made. (Jeremy agrees :).

Although Hanukkah is a celebration that entails a good deal of fried food, if you saute these in a bit of olive oil rather than deep frying them, they’re a nice alternative to regular greasy Hanukkah food and a much healthier latke.


  • 1 large potato, peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion, Julienne
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free all-purpose flour or almond meal/flour
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Using a hand grater, grate the carrots, potato, and onion into the bowl. Add eggs to the bowl. Add salt, pepper, and flour. Mix until the vegetables are well coated.
  • Heat 1/2-inch oil in a large skillet over medium to medium high heat.
  • Drop mixture into oil in 3-4-inch mounds, press down gently with spatula to form patties. Fry until golden, about 3 minutes on each side. Drain latkes on paper towels or parchment lined tray. Serve with warm applesauce and sour cream.



Happy Hanukkah!

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

12 thoughts on “Gluten Free Potato and Carrot Latkes // Happy Hannukah

  1. these would be great to have in this snowy weather – perfect comfort food! I want to make these asap!

  2. These look really yummy. I have been eating a lot of carrots lately. Not sure I have done potato and carrot together (although I guess a Roast). Going to have to add this to my “will do” list :)

  3. I have always wanted to make them with carrots! Thanks for the inspiration

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