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potato latkes arranged on a light brown plate with a small bowl of sour cream placed next to the latkes, and a bowl of applesauce near the plate.

Air Fryer Latkes

Katerina | Diethood
These easy Air Fryer Latkes are made with a traditional blend of Russet potatoes, onions, and egg, and cook up into golden-brown perfection in your air fryer!
Servings : 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 to 4 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh chives, for garnish
For Serving
  • sour cream
  • applesauce


  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Grate the potatoes and onion on the large holes of a box grater.
  • Transfer the mixture to a kitchen towel, pull up the sides of the towel, and squeeze out the moisture as much as possible.
  • Place the potato mixture in a large bowl.
  • To the potato mixture add the eggs, panko crumbs, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined.
  • Grease the air fryer racks or basket with cooking spray.
  • Drop the potato mixture in 2 to 3 tablespoon dollops into the air fryer, flattening the top to make a patty.
    DO NOT crowd the air fryer - arrange the latkes in one single layer, and cook them in batches.
  • Spray the tops with cooking spray.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 8 minutes.
  • Flip them over, grease with cooking spray, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped chives and serve with sour cream, apple sauce, etc...



Calories: 52 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 21 mg | Sodium: 165 mg | Potassium: 184 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 30 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 10 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 9 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish/Appetizer
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: hanukkah food, how to make latkes, potato fritters