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Air Fried Latkes with Yogurt-Scallion Sauce

Points® value
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
You’ll be amazed by how crispy these latkes get after cooking in the air fryer, with irresistibly crunchy, lacy edges. There are two keys to that ideal texture: rinsing and drying the shredded potato, and coating the latkes with nonstick spray before cooking. Traditionally, latkes are cooked in oil (often olive oil) as a symbolic gesture hearkening to the Hanukkah miracle of the oil. We use olive oil nonstick spray instead to lighten up these latkes.


Olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Russet potato

1 pound(s), peeled

Spanish onion

½ small


1 large


2 tbsp(s)

Kosher salt

¾ tsp(s), divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)


3 tbsp(s), finely chopped

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s), optional


  1. Preheat air fryer, if needed, to 375°F. Shred potatoes on the large holes of a box grater or using shredding blade of a food processor. Place shredded potatoes in a colander and rinse well with cool water; drain. Shred onion on the large holes of a box grater. Place potatoes and onion on a clean kitchen towel; squeeze very firmly to remove as much excess liquid as possible.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg until lightly beaten. Add potato mixture and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cornstarch, ½ tsp salt, and pepper; toss well to combine.
  3. Coat air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Spoon potato mixture by ¼-cupfuls into basket (4 per batch); flatten slightly. Coat top of latkes with nonstick spray. Air-fry until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes, turning latkes over after 6 minutes. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together yogurt, scallions, and remaining ¼ tsp salt. Serve latkes with yogurt sauce and applesauce, if desired.
  5. Serving size: 2 latkes, 2 tbsp yogurt sauce, and 2 tbsp applesauce (if desired)