Air Fryer Chanukkah Potato Latkes
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Air Fryer Chanukkah Latkes

Air Fryer Chanukkah Latkes are served during the Jewish holiday of Hanukah to remind us of the miracle of the burning of the oil lamp.
Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: European, Jewish
Servings: 16 pieces
Author: Jill Selkowitz




  • Scrub Potatoes well.  Peel if you like.   Run through Food Processor to grate and then place in a Bowl with cool waters.  Set aside.
  • Rinse out Food Processor and grate Onions.  Place Onion in Tea Towel or Paper Towel and squeeze out all liquid.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together Eggs.  Add Salt, Pepper, Matzo Meal, 1 TBL Potato Starch, Baking Powder (if using) and grated Onions.
  • Drain Water from Potatoes and save the Starch left in the Bowl.  Squeeze out all water from Potatoes and add to Onion Mixture.  Scoop out the Starch from the Potato Bowl and add to Latkes mixture.
  • Form Latkes into Flat Circles and dip into dry Potato Starch, if desired.  Spray one side of Latkes well with Oil.  Place oil side down in well oiled Air Fryer.  Generously spray Latkes with Oil.
  • Air Fry at 380 degrees for 9 minutes, turning over after 5 minutes.  Serve with Applesauce and Sour Cream.


Baking Powder is optional.  It will add to the fluffiness of the Latkes Bites.  Traditionalists did not use it, so if you want to stay to old world tradition, don't use it.  For a fluffier Latkes, toss it into the batter.
Some people peel the potatoes, others do not.  Try them both ways and see which you prefer.  I do them both ways.