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Cheese Latkas – Gluten Free


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Cheese Latkas – Gluten Free


  • Ready Time : 0 min



  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, low-fat OK
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese, low-fat OK
  • 1/3 cup sugar, a drop less if used as savory
  • 1 cup flour, any flour including Gluten-Free, a little more if necessary
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or 2 tablespoons light rum or brandy (liquor stores)
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon


Pour the oil in a large skillet, coming up about 1/3 inch high, and heat on a high flame.

While the oil heats, mix all batter ingredients in a bowl and combine thoroughly. Add a little flour if necessary to form a malleable and firm batter.

Using 2 soup spoons, drop the batter in the hot oil, taking care not to crowd the skillet (which would cause the temperature to drop: the usual culprit for greasy latkas). Fry about 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. You will get about 2 dozen total. Serve warm. alone or with plain yogurt, vanilla ice cream, applesauce (homemade would of course be best: My applesauce is delicious and a snap to make!) or maple syrup. I even tried with a little drizzle of Chocolate Syrup, and it was great!


About Levana Kirschenbaum


Lévana Kirschenbaum was co-owner of Levana Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (alas, recently closed after thirty two years), and the pioneer in Kosher upscale dining. She is a cooking teacher and cookbook author, and gets countless devoted fans for her fearless, practical and nutritious approach to cooking. She gives weekly cooking demos, and gets cooking demo engagements around the country. She has published "Levana's Table: Kosher Cooking for Everyone", "Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!”, and a book-dvd set based on her demo series called "In Short Order”. She has just published her latest cookbook: “The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple”. She is launching a line of all-natural spelt desserts, called, what else, Lévana. Her weekly cooking demos take place at her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side: Get ready for dinner and a show! Go onto her website to find out more about her demos, cookbooks, desserts, and entertaining stories at www.levanacooks.com




2 Responses to Cheese Latkas – Gluten Free

  1. A big hit with my family. I used stevia instead of sugar & used whole wheat flour. I also used very little oil to lower the fat content as well. I omitted the raisins as my kids loathe raisins.

  2. I loved your restaurant in the Ststes. Looking forward to your recipes.

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