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Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes. As a terrific side dish or with a weekend brunch, nothing beats these flavourful crispy potato pancakes.

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes shown on a white plate with a dollop of sour cream

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes, makes a great side dish for many meals.

These crispy fried potato latkes have been a popular side dish at our house for many years. It’s a great recipe just plain or to experiment with by adding such things chopped onions or fresh herbs.

My personal favourite is the garlic and parmesan version shown. It’s a great side dish that we serve with grilled steak, chicken or pork chops or even as an addition to a quick supper with some leftover ham or chicken.

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes shown with scrambled eggs, tomato compote and sausage

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes, as a side dish or for brunch!

Two thumbs up from the kids on this recipe too; they love ’em.

This recipe dresses up nicely as a great hors d’ouevre as well. A bite sized latke with a dollop of sour cream and topped with smoked salmon, prosciutto, roasted garlic, finely chopped spicy sausage or even caviar can make quite the impressive little nibble.

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes close up photo of one latke topped with scrambled egg and tomato compote

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes, as a side dish or for brunch!

Brunch is a big thing at out house too and we often serve them as part of it or as part of “Breakfast for Dinner” another family tradition around here. Here you can see we’ve served them with scrambled eggs and some quick cooked fresh tomato compote.

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The tomato compote is a quickly sautéed chunky sauce that takes just minutes to prepare. You can find the Tomato Compote recipe here. The compote can be made with crushed chili paste or chili flakes if you like a little spice. If you don’t, it’s easily omitted.

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Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes shown on a white plate with a dollop of sour cream
Yield: 8 large latkes

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes - as a terrific side dish or with a weekend brunch, nothing beats these flavourful crispy potato pancakes.


  • 4 cups grated potato
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely minced
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt and Pepper to season
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • a little canola oil for frying


  1. Squeeze as much excess water from the grated potato as possible. Add all the remaining ingredients and toss together until well combined.
  2. Heat a half inch of canola oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low to medium heat.
  3. Drop the latke mixture by ½ cup measures into the hot oil, spreading it out to about a half inch thickness. You can make them thinner if you prefer. Fry until golden brown on one side, then turn and cook until golden brown on the opposite side.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

8 large latkes

Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 29mgSodium 130mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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E Lorraine Hadley

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

how many does this make?


Wednesday 11th of March 2020

which type of taters russets, reds or Yukon's? or does it matter!

Marlena Amalfitano

Friday 28th of February 2020

Love these, never thought of doing parmesan

Ilene Pedlar

Monday 24th of February 2020

what type of potato would you recommend ?

María Elena

Friday 17th of January 2020

Preparé los fritos acompañados de ensaladas varias. En chile estamos en verano así es que fue una buen elección para almorzar. Muy ricos y rápidos de preparar. Agradezco la publicación. Sigo tu sitio hace ya 2 años y lo encuentro estupendo. Te felicito, saludos

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