Skinny Mini Passover Potato Pancakes Appetizer

mini passover latkes

Everybody loves these little potato appetizers for Hanukkah but they’ll be perfect for Passover too.  Best of all, they’re baked not fried!  I’ve removed the flour and used matzo meal instead.  All the other ingredients work just great!  Each serving, 4 of them, has 64 calories and 1 gram of fat.   Just place them on a serving plate with a small dish of sour cream and applesauce.  Let everybody dress their own pancakes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes


2 eggs

3 tablespoons matzo meal or matzo (ground in the blender to become crumbs), see food fact

1 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

1 small onion, quartered

1 pound potatoes (2-3 medium) peeled & cut into large chunks

Fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream

Unsweetened applesauce


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. In a bowl mix the eggs, matzo meal, salt, garlic powder and pepper.

3. With a food processor, grate the potatoes and onions.

4. Wrap the potatoes in paper towels to drain liquid.

5. Mix the potatoes into the egg mixture and blend well.

6. Coat baking pans with lots of cooking spray.

7. Drop a tablespoon at a time of batter onto baking sheets (about 1 inch apart) and flatten each with a spatula.  Place 20 pancakes on each pan.

8. Bake one tray at a time for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown (use 2 ovens if you have them).  Flip pancakes and bake 12 -15 more minutes until golden brown.

9. Place potato pancakes on a platter.  Serve with sour cream and applesauce on the side.

10. Serve immediately.  These can be made in advance and reheated in the oven to become hot and crisp again.

Makes 40 mini potato pancakes

Food Facts

Matzo meal is ground matzo.  It’s generally made in two textures, fine and medium.  It’s used in a variety of foods and is also used to thicken soups and for breading foods to be fried.  It’s available in most supermarkets in the international section.

Healthy Benefit

Potatoes are a superb source of potassium, niacin, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C.


SKINNY FACTS: for 4 skinny mini potato pancakes
64 cal, 1.3g fat, 3g protein,11g carbs, 1g fiber, 309mg sodium, 1g sugar

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