Crispy Potato Latke Waffles Are a Must-Try This Winter

Latke waffle on a plate topped with sour cream and pomegranate seeds
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
8-12 waffles

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, potato latkes are a must dish for all to eat this winter. Who doesn’t love a crispy potato that offers an audible and enormous crunch every time you take a bite?! We took the traditional latke one step further and “waffle-ized” it! Latke waffles make the perfect brunch, snack, side dish, appetizer or dessert. We topped ours with sour cream and pomegranate seeds for a bright and creamy take, but you can layer on your favourite toppings like apple sauce, lox, yogurt, a fried egg, tahini or whatever your heart desires. You really can’t go wrong when you’re eating a crispy potato waffle!

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2 ½
lbs russet potatoes, peeled (approx. 4 potatoes)
medium yellow onion
heaping Tbsp sea salt
heaping Tbsp potato starch or flour of choice
tsp pepper
Sour cream, to serve
Pomegranate seeds, to serve


Ingredients for latke waffles
Step 1

Wash and peel your russet potatoes.

Step 2

Grate the potatoes and the onion in your food processor or with a box grater.

Step 3

Place the grated veggies in a bowl, add the salt, toss around and let sit for 5 minutes. This helps extract extra juices from the potato and onion.

Step 4

Next, place the shredded veggies in a towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out all of the excess liquid over a bowl.

Grated pottoes in a tea towel over a bowl for latke waffles
Step 5

Now, place the shredded veggies in a clean bowl and add in the eggs, potato starch and pepper and mix to combine.

Ingredients for latke waffles in a bowl
Step 6

Heat your waffle iron and oil it, if needed.

Step 7

Place about ¼ cup of latke “batter” in the center of your waffle iron and spread out, so it can evenly crisp up.

Step 8

Close the waffle iron and cook for 4-5 minutes per latke waffle.

Step 9

They will be crisp and delicious, but if like your latkes extra crispy, you can lightly fry them in a neutral oil, like avocado oil over the stove top. This is completely optional and not necessary.

Step 10

To serve, top with sour cream and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

A closeup of a latke waffle topped with sour cream and pomegranate seeds

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