Tell the U.S. Department of Labor to Close the Retirement Loophole! Learn more

9 Hanukkah Latkes and Fritters

Try these different twists on the traditional holiday treats

5. Savory Onion-Scallion Corn Cakes

by Crescent Dragonwagon

Made in a skillet, these corn fritters can be topped with beans, cheese, avocado, cilantro, salsa and sour cream for an almost nacho-like cake.

Per serving (3 cakes): 326 calories, 1g saturated fat, 61g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 5g fiber, 700mg sodium

6. Honey-Ginger Carrot and Parsnip Latkes With Creme Fraiche

by Anne Bramley

Honey and ginger add a seasonal twist to these latkes, and serving them with crème fraîche rather than sour cream is a sophisticated touch.

Per serving (1 latke): 59 calories, 0g saturated fat, 7g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber, 69mg sodium

7. Artichoke Fritters

by Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh

These tangy little "artichoke pillows," seasoned with garlic, green onions and lemon, don't contain any potato. Pair them with the lemony dipping sauce for an even more unusual fried pancake.

Per serving (1 fritter): 93 calories, 1g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber, 187mg sodium

8. Pumpkin Fritters

by Arlen Gargagliano

Since Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah overlap this year, why not mix traditions with these fried pumpkin mouthfuls? Sprinkle a little confectioners' sugar on them just before serving.

Per serving (1 fritter): 116 calories, 1g saturated fat, 11g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 145mg sodium

9. Jesse's Favorite Crispy-Baked Potato Pancakes

by Nina Simonds

Combining latkes and scallion pancakes, the author created this healthier (and very easy) baked dish in order to avoid deep-frying.

Per serving (2 pancakes): 101 calories, 1g saturated fat, 14g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 2g fiber, 180mg sodium

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

denny's restaurant member discount membership

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny’s restaurants.

Member Benefit Discount Dunkin Donuts Cream

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Outback membership benefit aarp festive steak dinner

Members save 15% on lunch and dinner every day at Outback Steakhouse.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.