If you love your latkes crispy, I have two delicious options for you to cook them! This gluten free potato latkes recipe can be made two ways! Fry the traditional way in hot oil, or if you are cutting down on fats, fried them in your air fryer!

A stack of gluten free latkes on a dark brown wooden plate.

(*This post was sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission and Litehouse. All delicious drool-worthy opinions are my own.)

Grab some potatoes and get ready to have some fun making this classic Jewish side dish. Latkes are one of our favorite Hanukkah foods!

Either way, these potato pancakes are simply the best! Latkes are one of our If you have been looking for great latke recipes, this gluten free version tastes so good, nobody will know they are gluten free!

If you are trying to decide on what air fryer to get, I have a great list of the best air fryers for gluten free. I include a great pros and cons list for each model.

A stack of latkes on a white plate next to apple sauce.

Why This Latkes Recipe Is Great:

  1. Potato latkes are not only a tradition for our family but also so easy to make!
  2. They can be enjoyed during the holidays, like Hanukkah or serve as an appetizer.
  3. Cut back on the calories and oil by making them crispy in the air fryer or the traditional way fried in oil. I share directions for both ways to make these gluten free latkes.

Were you surprised when I said you could get crispy latkes in an air fryer? I have to be honest; my family was skeptical. Frying latkes in hot oil is a Jewish tradition that started all the way back in biblical times. You can get your air-fried latkes as golden brown as oil-fried!

Don’t get me wrong, oil-fried latkes taste amazing…it is just that my family is trying to be good and cut down on the fats. Not to mention the clean-up after frying food in oil…don’t get me started!

Air fryer gluten free potato latkes are a great way to keep your latkes low-fat, and they also make clean-up a breeze!

Ingredient Notes:

Photos of the potato latkes ingredients.
  • Potatoes – I recommend using russet potatoes because they are the best potato for frying.
  • Onion – I like to use yellow onions when making latkes. You can top the cooked latkes with green onions, too if you like!
  • Oil – Make sure the oil you use can tolerate high heat. That goes for spraying on the latkes in the air fryer and if you fry in a cast iron skillet. I recommend avocado or canola oils.
  • Gluten free flour – You can use any brand.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Herbs – For this recipe, I used LiteHouse freeze-dried garlic and parsley.

NOTE: For Passover, use gluten free matzo meal instead of gluten free flour.

How To Shred Potatoes:

You can shred potatoes in three ways:

  • Using a hand or box grater is the least expensive way to shred the potatoes. To use a grater, manually rub the potato over the grates until it gets close to your fingers. I always worry when it gets close to my fingers.
  • You can also use a vegetable mandolin which has a handle to keep your fingers safe while grating!
  • The easiest way to grate potatoes is to use a food processor. It will shred all of your potatoes in seconds!

Recipe Step By Step Directions:

I decided to do a cook-off and created both air-fried and oil-fried latkes! What better way to experiment and see what we like? Are you ready to make these yummy gluten free latkes from scratch?

Latkes photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: The first thing you need to do is shred your potatoes and onions using one of the methods I mentioned above. Shred the potatoes into a large mixing bowl.

HINT: After you shred your potatoes, take a clean dish towel or paper towel and squeeze out some of the moisture from the potatoes.

If you don’t do this, your latke mixture will be very wet and won’t bind well when cooking. Trust me, soggy latkes are the worst, so dry your shredded potatoes first!

Step 2: Add the potato latke ingredients, including the beaten eggs, to a bowl. Add the Litehouse parsley and garlic, an egg, gluten free flour blend, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

Air Fryer Instructions:

Latkes photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: I use a brush and brush oil on the bottom of the air fryer. You do not have to do this, but trust me when I say you need a little oil to improve the flavor of these latkes when cooked in an air fryer. 

Step 4: Add the potato mixture in a round shape to the air fryer. You want air to circulate around each latke, so don’t crowd them! Use the oil brush or spray oil and lightly coat the tops of the latkes with oil.

(Don’t use an oil like PAM…you want just oil without the additives.)  Cook at 400º F for 6 minutes per side. Open the air fryer and use a spatula to flip the latkes over so the other side cooks at the 6-minute mark.

Cooked latkes in the air fryer.

Your gluten free latkes will get all crispy! Remove from the air fryer and repeat the process until they are all cooked.

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Frying gluten free latkes in oil.

Stovetop Directions:

  1. Heat your oil. Fill the bottom of a skillet or Dutch oven about an inch deep of oil.
  2. Be sure to use an oil with a high smoke point. I recommend using either avocado oil or canola oil. Some use peanut oil, but we steer clear of peanut oil just in case any of our friends have a peanut allergy.
  3. Heat your oil over medium heat to 375 F.
  4. To minimize the oil splattering, try using a Dutch oven for frying.
  5. Spoon some of the potato mixture into the hot oil and spread it around in an oval shape.
  6. Remove the cooked latkes to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil.

Top your air fryer gluten free latkes with traditional sour cream and applesauce, or try one of these fun toppings:

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:

How hot should the oil be for frying latkes?

You will want your oil to heat to 375º F to fry your latkes stovetop.

What oils are best for frying latkes?

It is very important to use oils that are good in high-heat cooking. (Note: olive oil is not good at high temperatures!) My favorite high-heat oils are avocado oil, canola, and coconut oil.

Can you use other vegetables in your latkes?

You can use any root vegetables you like in your potato latkes.

How long will the latkes keep fresh?

These latkes will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

To thaw, place in the oven and bake at 325º F for 10-15 minutes until they feel crisp. You can reheat them in a microwave oven, but they will be soggier.


What potatoes are best for latkes?

I like using Yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes to make latkes. I find white potatoes too waxy for latkes.

If you want to try more air fryer recipes, check out my gluten free air fryer recipes.

A latke topped with apple sauce and sour cream.

More Easy Potato Recipes To Try:

Dipping a latke into applesauce.
a stack of gluten free latkes on a dark brown wooden plate

Air Fryer Gluten Free Potato Latkes {with Stovetop Option}

Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free latkes recipe made two ways. You can cook the latkes in an air fryer, or fry with oil in my stovetop version.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 14 latkes
Calories 89 kcal

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Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups shredded russet potatoes
  • ½ cup onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons parsley fresh or dried
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend any kind is fine
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • The first thing you need to do is shred your potatoes and onions using one of the methods I mentioned above. Shred the potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
  • You can use a food processor or hand grater to grate the potatoes.
  • Dry the shredded potatoes with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to get the extra moisture out. If you don't do this, your latke mixture will be very wet and it won't bind as well when cooking. Trust me, soggy latkes are the worst so dry your shredded potatoes first!
  • Add the potato latke ingredients including the beaten eggs and onion to a bowl. Add the Litehouse parsley and garlic, an egg, gluten free flour blend, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix well.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes to 400º F.
  • Brush a little oil along the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Add latke mixture onto the air fryer basket.
  • Use a spoon to shape and flatten the mixture.
  • Make sure to keep each latke separate so air can circulate around each latke.
  • Cook in the air fryer 6 minutes then use a spatula to flip each and cook an additional 6 minutes.

Oil Frying Directions:

  • Fill the bottom of a skillet or Dutch oven about an inch deep of oil. Heat your oil over medium heat to 375 F.
  • Be sure to use an oil with a high smoke point. I recommend using either avocado oil or canola oil. Some use peanut oil but we steer clear of peanut oil just in case any of our friends have a peanut allergy.
  • Use the same latke mixture and add to the hot oil.
  • Remove the cooked latkes to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
  • Serve hot with applesauce and sour cream.

Notes

  1. I recommend using russet potatoes or Yukon gold because their texture works best for frying.
  2. You can use any brand of gluten free flour.
  3. These latkes will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  4. To thaw, I don’t recommend the microwave because the latkes will turn out mushy. I thaw mine in an oven heated to 325º F. Bake 10-15 minutes until they are crispy again.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 272mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just got an air fryer and am looking for new things to try out in it! These turned out GREAT! Two thumbs up from the whole family. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for this air fryer recipe! I LOVE finding new recipes to make in it. And these potato latkes will be just the thing!

  3. My mom used to make something similar for breakfast all the time!! Now that I have an air-fryer, this will be a piece of cake 🙂 Can’t wait to give em a go!