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Love Ya Latkes

By hungrygirl_lisa on Dec 11, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes

Potato pancakes wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for all that oil they're cooked in. The HG version is baked (not fried) and made with butternut squash to save carbs. Bonus: You'll burn some calories shredding the squash!

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3 cups shredded butternut squash 

1/2 cup shredded onion 

1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute 

2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour 

1/2 tsp. salt

Optional toppings: fat-free sour cream and chopped scallions or no-sugar-added applesauce and cinnamon



Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with a 3-second spray of nonstick spray (olive oil variety, if available). 

Place shredded squash and onion between layers of paper towels, and press down firmly to remove all excess moisture. Repeat as needed. 

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix squash, onion, egg substitute, flour, and salt.

Spoon squash mixture onto the sheet in 12 evenly spaced mounds. Use the back of a spoon to spread and flatten into 3-inch circles. 

Bake for 8 minutes. 

Remove sheet from oven and top latkes with another 3-second spray of nonstick spray. Flip latkes. Bake until crispy, about 10 minutes. Enjoy! 


Makes 4 servings

1/4th of recipe (3 latkes): 84 calories, 1g fat, 324mg sodium, 16.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 3g protein



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Sounds great, I will give it a try.  Is there a suggested topping for these "pancakes?"  Ron

We do this but use carrots and broccoli or yams and yes we bake them.  We then blend cottage cheese instead of sour cream for toppings and cook up blueberries without sugar for topping.  Other toppings are apple sauce, plum jam, (any kind of jam is fine), I'm sure you can even make a savory topping but we don't.


This recipe is also very good with zuchini and made the same way

Do u cook the squash first?  Otherwise, how do u peel it so that u can shred it?  The shell is so tough when not cooked


I would suggest using fat free greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) and no-sugar-added apple sauce for the toppings - just like with regular potato lakes! Also, I think sweet potatoes would make for much easier shredding. Sounds good though!

Thank Goodness for my food processor!


Tried the recipe exactly as directed - total failure!  This is not enough time to cook squash - tasted raw.  C'mon HG, don't you test these recipes before posting? 

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