Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

What exactly is a latke? Deeply rooted in history, latkes first appeared in the Middle Ages made of Italian ricotta, evolved when the potato was introduced to Eastern Europe, and now we find them crafted of nearly any vegetable coupled with eggs and a binder, most often flour or breadcrumbs. They differ from fritters and croquettes, as they are not breaded & deep-fried, but dare I admit, none of this matters when it comes to their crispy, savory taste. This recipe uses parmesan to hold everything together, bright herbs for added flavor, and abundant zucchini to keep the carb-count minimal. Best served straight from the pan with a tangy side of Romesco.


Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

This recipe uses parmesan to hold the ingredients together, bright herbs for added flavor, and abundant zucchini to keep the carb-count minimal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword latke, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 latkes
Calories 84kcal


4 cups zucchini grated1 teaspoon salt2 eggs1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated1/4 cup parsley chopped1 tablespoon marjoram chopped2 teaspoons garlic minced1/4 teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons olive oil


Place grated zucchini in a medium bowl, toss with salt, and rest for 30 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, mix well.
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
Add ¼ cup of mixture to skillet, pressing down slightly to flatten to ½ inch.
Repeat with remaining mixture.
Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Flip and cook until the second side is golden, about 5 additional minutes.
Serve warm.


Naturally low-carb & gluten-free.


Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 413mg | Cholesterol: 45mg | Calories: 84kcal | Fat: 6g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 3g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

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