US-Israel Recipes: Low Fat Cauliflower Latkes

You can fry these like you would traditional latkes if desired.

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Cauliflower latkes
Cauliflower latkes

This latke recipe uses only 1 potato and cooking spray along with a non stick pan to cut the carbs and fat. 


Prep Time : 25 min

Cook Time : 35 min

Ready Time : 1 hour


6-8 (16 latkes)


3 cups cauliflower florets (1 head)

3 medium carrots or 6 baby carrots, peeled and shredded (1 cup)

1 small potato peeled and quartered

1 clove of garlic peeled

¼ cup matzoh meal

1 small onion finely diced

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 teaspoon kosher salt

pepper to taste

2 eggs, beaten

Cooking spray


To prepare the latkes:

1. Boil cauliflower, carrots, potato and garlic in salted water for 15 minutes and drain well.

2. Chop cauliflower, smash the potato and garlic.

3. Combine cauliflower, carrots, potato, garlic, matzoh meal, onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Add eggs to bind ingredients together.

4.  Shape 1/4 cup of mixture into latkes.  Spray cooking spray into a non stick pan.  Brown latkes on each side to desired doneness.

Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book,"Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."