• potatoes, peeled and grated
  • egg, beaten
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons  cilantro, finely chopped, divided
  • onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon  epazote, or dried oregano
  • 2 Cups  vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 Cup  sour cream
  •  Dash of  fresh lime juice

If you're looking to spice up your latkes, this Mexican-style recipe adds a bit of spice with jalapeño peppers. For a taste of freshness, they're finished with a cilantro sour cream and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 


Squeeze excess moisture out of the grated potatoes and then add to a bowl with the egg, jalapeños, red pepper, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, onion, chili powder, and epazote. 

In a large frying pan, heat oil until very hot, about 375 degrees. Using your hands to form "lattice-style" patties, drop batter into frying oil. Repeat, but don't crowd the pan. Gently turn the latkes when first side is cooked, about 4 minutes. Cook for 4 minutes longer or until the latkes are cooked through and both sides are a deep golden brown.

Meanwhile, while the latkes are frying, blend the sour cream, the rest of the cilantro, and the lime juice together and set aside for the topping. Drain the latkes on paper towels and serve hot with the topping. 


Calories per serving:

449 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 360g 554%
  • Carbs 289g 96%
  • Saturated 49g 243%
  • Fiber 40g 160%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 235g
  • Polyunsaturated 57g
  • Protein 45g 89%
  • Cholesterol 306mg 102%
  • Sodium 2,465mg 103%
  • Calcium 531mg 53%
  • Magnesium 412mg 103%
  • Potassium 7,268mg 208%
  • Iron 15mg 81%
  • Zinc 7mg 44%
  • Phosphorus 1,298mg 185%
  • Vitamin A 768µg 85%
  • Vitamin C 491mg 818%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 96%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 77%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 263%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 371µg 93%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 73mg 365%
  • Vitamin K 89µg 111%
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