Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Today is my 24th birthday! We were pre-celebrating with these gluten free vegan latkes / potato pancakes last night. The verdict is in: no words, read on.

  • 1-1/2 pounds yukon potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, washed and minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten free multi-purpose flour. (Here is the option I prefer.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder. (Try this one.)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • canola oil for frying
  1. Grate potatoes into a colander that is placed over a large bowl.
  2. Use your hands to drain out the excess liquid from the potatoes. Toss-out the liquid when done.
  3. Transfer potatoes to large bowl, and mix in onion, garlic, parsley, gluten free flour, baking powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Take a handful of the potato mixture, flatten it, and gently place on hot oil. Flip to the other side after 3 minutes. Continue this process with remaining potato batter, adding more oil as deemed fit.
  6. Remove the cooked latkes onto a paper towel and let sit for 2 minutes, and then allocate on a serving dish as you like, or like so.

You may find that they are rather tempting and divine with a scoop of applesauce ... mmm!! I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS (AND MY BIRTHDAY)! Don't you?? 


  1. Happy birthday! Those look so good!

  2. Happy Birthday!! Everything looks so good. I love latkes, I had them before instead of potato the recipe called for cauliflower instead and they were good as well. I also can't wait for the holidays.

  3. Thank you! I will be making these saturday. About how many do they serve? And ca I also use sweet potatoes??

  4. So great Ashley! They make about 15, or 20 if they're smaller. You can definitely use sweet potatoes -- however, if so, please omit the onion and garlic; instead, use 1 scallion, grated. Also, add 1/4 cup rice milk.
    I can't wait to hear how much you enjoy them! Keep me posted...

  5. I think I will stick with just potatoes then... keep it simple :)
    I'm sure Jenny will let you know how they come out.
    I am recently gluten, dairy, and egg free. And now I don't have migraines!
    Excited to see everything you post!

  6. Nice!! It's amazing that cutting out gluten, dairy, and eggs alleviated your migraines! I've heard similar success stories... gluten free is the way to be :) Look forward to staying in touch!

  7. OMG! The latkes were a great success! And the homemade applesauce complimented them perfectly!!!

  8. That's soooo awesome!!!!! Love it!!!! :) :)

  9. So good. I sometimes do sweet potatoes.

  10. I have not heard about these Latkes before. These latkes look yummy though.I am happy to see this Indian traditional dish on your blog post today