Beet Latkes

Deep-red beets provide an eye-catching, tasty twist on traditional latkes.

Serves: 6Prep: 5 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound fresh beets, peeled and grated
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • Vegetable oil
  • Apple sauce (optional garnish)
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)
  • Chives (optional garnish)


  • Combine beets, onion, eggs, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Heat vegetable oil (cover to about ¼” high) in a 12” skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Drop about 2 Tbsp. of beet mixture into the oil, flattening slightly to form a latke. Cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Flip, cooking another 2-3 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat this step until all dough has been used up.
  • Serve immediately. Garnish with apple sauce, sour cream or chives, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.