Sweet Idaho Potato and Ricotta Latkes

Sweet Idaho Potato and Ricotta Latkes

This Recipe Makeover is a sweet variation of the traditional holiday food.

Per serving: 156 calories, 8g fat, 28 cholesterol, and 145mg sodium.

Saves: 160 calories, 8g fat, 52mg cholesterol, and 331mg sodium!


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Yield: 8 x 1 pancake servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

Sweet Idaho Potato and Ricotta Latkes are lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than traditional latkes because of the decreased egg and oil content. Additionally, cutting back on salt makes this recipe more heart healthy. With a touch of sweetness, this makeover adds a nice touch to the holiday celebration!

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 12 oz Idaho Potatoes, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, such as canola
  • 4 tsp confectioners' sugar (or powdered sugar)
  • 3 cup peeled and shredded potatoes
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grate potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Stir in ricotta, flour, sugar, orange peel, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs and raisins; mix until well combined.

In a large, heavy, non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Using a tablespoon, spoon potato mixture into skillet, using about 2 tablespoons per pancake (skillet should hold about 4 pancakes at a time). Flatten mixture slightly with a spatula. Cook pancakes 2 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer pancakes to a baking sheet while cooking the remaining pancakes.

Place cooked pancakes in the oven and bake 10 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through.

Garnish pancakes with a sprinkling of confectionersÂ’ sugar and serve with applesauce, if desired.


Serve with unsweetened applesauce, if desired.

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.


Latkes are a popular dish served during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

Thanks to Photo and healthy recipe courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 156 cals
Kilojoules 653 kJ
Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 145 mg
Carbohydrates 20.0 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 9.0 g
Protein 3.0 g
Calcium 25.0 mg
CALORIES 316 cals
Kilojoules 1,322 kJ
Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 476 mg
Carbohydrates 36.5 g
Fiber 3.0 g
Total Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 6.8 g
Calcium 34.0 mg
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