My Mom’s PERFECT Potato Latkes (gluten-free)

My Mom’s Perfect Potato Latkes

Last week was the first night of Chanukah and I invited my mom over for dinner. I told her I would cook and when she asked about the latkes I let her know that  I was not in the mood to start frying and would pick up a frozen box from Trader Joe’s (which by the way are pretty darn good). My mother responded in silence and I started to panic. I tried to convince her that the TJ brand is really good and she would not even notice that they were not home-made, but she did was not buying it. She politely told me that she would whip up a batch of latkes in the morning before work and bring them with her for dinner. I did not hold my breath.  But the very  the next day she brought over a box of her freshly fried latkes…OMG!! They were so delicious, crispy on the outside and oh so soft and fluffy on the outside –  like nothing I have ever had!  When I asked her what her secret was she smiled and said, zucchini 🙂

My Mom’s (Sonya Dakar) Perfect Potato Latkes


  • 1 Large Idaho Potato -peeled and shredded
  • 3 eggs, beaten (organic)
  • 1 large zucchini squash -grated
  • 1 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Grape seed Oil for frying
  • Greek Yogurt & Scallions (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl stir the potatoes, zucchini squash, eggs, salt and pepper together.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
  3. You may top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and thinly sliced scallions.


About Mimi Dakar Berry
I am a beauty exec by day, but come nights and weekends I AM A FOODIE! My obsession of cooking shows, magazines and books has led me to the

2 Responses to My Mom’s PERFECT Potato Latkes (gluten-free)

  1. Lila West says:

    LOL! You should of added “where were these when I was growing up?”

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