Baked Gluten Free Potato LatkesRecipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Main Courses, Sides
Imagine the sizzle of a pan, the aroma of freshly grated potatoes and onions mingling in the air, and the satisfying crunch of a perfectly cooked latke. This is not just any latke, though. It’s a gluten-free potato latke that’s as healthy as it is delicious.
The star of this recipe is the humble potato, renowned for its high vitamin C and potassium content. Coupled with onions, which are packed with antioxidants, these two ingredients form the hearty base of our latke.
The addition of egg in the recipe not only binds everything together but also provides a good source of protein. For those who prefer gluten-free options, almond flour is used instead of traditional wheat flour. Almond flour is known for being a great source of vitamin E and magnesium, and its mild flavor doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.
Just a pinch of salt enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients and brings out the savory notes of this dish.
To make these latkes, it’s as simple as combining all the ingredients, placing dollops of the mixture onto a baking sheet, and letting an oven do its magic. The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility – the longer the latke is baked, the crispier it becomes. Whether one prefers a softer pancake-like texture or a crispy, golden brown exterior, it’s easy to achieve the desired result.
The final product? A latke that’s crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with flavor. The combination of textures and tastes creates a culinary experience that’s nothing short of delightful.
This gluten-free potato latke recipe is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of wholesome ingredients, simplicity in cooking, and the joy of eating something that not only tastes good but is good for the body too.
Complementary Ingredients for Potato Latkes
While potato latkes are delicious on their own, pairing them with the right ingredients can elevate their taste to a whole new level. Here are some ideas:
1. Unsweetened applesauce – This classic accompaniment adds a sweet and tangy contrast to the savory latke. Homemade applesauce made from freshly picked apples is particularly delightful.
2. Sour Cream – The creaminess of sour cream balances the crispiness of the latke, while its slight tanginess enhances the flavors of the potato and onion.
3. Smoked Salmon – For an elegant twist, top your latke with a slice of smoked salmon. The smoky, salty notes of the salmon provide a wonderful counterpoint to the earthy latke.
4. Greek Yogurt and Chives – Similar to sour cream but with more tang and less fat, Greek yogurt adds a refreshing note. Sprinkle some chopped chives on top for an extra burst of flavor.
5. Poached Egg – For a hearty breakfast, serve your latkes with a poached egg. The runny yolk creates a rich sauce that coats the latke beautifully.
6. Avocado and Feta Cheese – For a Mediterranean spin, top your latke with some mashed avocado and crumbled feta cheese. The creamy avocado and salty feta make for a delicious combination.
7. Sautéed Mushrooms – Sautéed in butter and garlic, mushrooms add a lovely umami flavor to the latkes.
The best pairings are the ones that you enjoy the most, so feel free to experiment and find your own favorite latke accompaniments! Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more information on counting add-ins on your plan.
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Calories per Serving: 164
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel
- 1 medium potato, peeled
- 1/8 white onion
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. blanched almond flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.
- Place potato and onion in a food processor and process until fine.
- Add in egg, flour and a pinch of salt until combined.
- Place 1 Tbsp of mixture onto cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 6-10 minutes. The longer the latke is cooked, the crisper it will be.