Potato and Parsnip Latkes

(makes 5 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Potato and Parsnip LatkesIngredients:

  • 2½ cups russet baking potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1¼ cup parsnip, coarsely grated
  • 1¼ cup sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • Non-fat cooking spray or 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Non-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped


  • Place a colander in the sink and line with paper towels.
  • Add the baking potato, parsnip, sweet potato and sprinkle with the 1 tsp salt. Let stand for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Gather the ends of the paper towels together and squeeze the potato mixture to remove excess liquid then transfer mixture to a large-size bowl.
  • Add flour, onion and pepper and toss well. Add egg whites and mix well.
  • Spray a large-size skillet with non-fat cooking spray (or vegetable oil) then heat to medium-high heat.
  • Spoon ⅓ cup of the batter into the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until browned. Repeat with rest of mixture.
  • Serve immediately with sour cream and sprinkled with chopped green onion.

Make 5 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving(1/5 of recipe (225 g)): 193 Calories, 6 g Protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 5 g Dietary Fiber, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium


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