Skinny Mini Passover Potato Pancakes Appetizer Recipe

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Everybody loves these little potato appetizers for Hanukkah but they’ll be perfect for Passover too. Best of all-they’re baked not fried! We’re removing the flour and using matzo meal instead. All the other ingredients work just great! The skinny on 4 of these little gems is 64 calories, 1 gram fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS. Just place them on a serving plate with a small dish of sour cream and applesauce. Let everybody dress their own pancakes…

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Servings: 10 servings


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  • 2 eggs, we like Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 3 tablespoons matzo-meal">matzo meal or matzo (ground in the blender to become crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 pound potatoes (2-3 medium) peeled & cut into large chunks
  • Fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream
  • Unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix the eggs, matzo meal, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. With a food processor, grate the potatoes and onions.
  4. Wrap the potatoes in paper towels to drain liquid.
  5. Mix the potatoes into the egg mixture and blend well.
  6. Coat baking pans with lots of cooking spray.
  7. Drop a tablespoon at a time of batter onto baking sheets (about 1 inch apart) and flatten each with a spatula. Place 20 pancakes on each pan.
  8. Bake one tray at a time for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown (use 2 ovens if you have them). Flip pancakes and bake 12 -15 more minutes until golden brown.
  9. Place potato pancakes on a platter. Serve with sour cream and applesauce on the side.
  10. Serve immediately. These can be made in advance and reheated in the oven to become hot and crisp again.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 54g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 59  
Calories from Fat 9 15%
Total Fat 0.98g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 247mg 10%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbs 10.45g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 0.65g 0%
Protein 2.34g 4%
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