Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes


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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.

zucchini latkes

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 latkes
Calories 84 kcal per serving


  • 4 cups zucchini grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place grated zucchini in a medium bowl, toss with salt, and rest for 30 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients, mix well.

  3. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add ¼ cup of mixture to skillet, pressing down slightly to flatten to ½ inch.

  5. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  6. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  7. Flip and cook until the second side is golden, about 5 additional minutes.

  8. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free.

Nutrition Facts

Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes

Amount Per Serving

Calories 84 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Cholesterol 45mg15%

Potassium 413mg12%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Low-Carb Zucchini Latkes Recipe

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