Hanukkah Recipe: Hidden Veggie Latkes

Download Printable Recipe Card

This take on the traditional potato pancake is jam-packed with veggies. For more fun twists on latkes, check out this post.

Like the PJ Library Facebook page to watch LIVE  demos of recipes and activities!


  • 1 large russet potato, peeled
  • 1 large zucchini, peeled
  • ½ head of cauliflower
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Grate together potato, zucchini, cauliflower, and onion. Use a food processor to make this step faster.
  • Wrap the vegetable mixture in a cheesecloth or a lightweight kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • In a large bowl, combine vegetables with garlic, flour, baking powder, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  • In a frying pan heat ½ inch of oil on medium-high. Carefully drop a heaping tablespoon of latke mixture into oil.
  • Fry for roughly 2 minutes, then flip and fry the other side.
  • Transfer each latke to a paper towel-lined platter.
  • Serve while warm.

Download Printable Recipe Card

Don’t forget to share photos of your Hanukkah crafts and recipes with other PJ families. Use #pjlibrary on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


« Find more activities, book lists, interviews, and recipes