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Air fryer latkes with yogurt-scallion sauce

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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.

Ingredients

Olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked russet potato

1 pound(s), peeled

Uncooked Spanish onion(s)

½ small

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s)

Cornstarch

2 Tbsp

Kosher salt

¾ tsp, divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 Tbsp, finely chopped

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s), optional

Instructions

  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)