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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

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
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!
Course: Side Dish/Appetizer
Cuisine: Jewish
Servings: 16
Calories: 52



  • 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...
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Latkes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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