Shari Lewis’s No-Fry Latkes

This low-fat version of traditional fried potato pancakes was created by the late Shari Lewis (mother to Lambchop), who starred in one of the best children’s TV programs ever.

2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and shredded (about 3 medium potatoes)
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 cup toasted wheat germ
2 egg whites
4 to 6 turns of the pepper mill
1/2 teaspoon salt
Oil spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients into a batter.

Coat two baking sheets with oil spray. Drop 1/4-cup cupfuls of batter onto the prepared sheets; press the pancakes down with the back of your dampened hand.

Bake 15 minutes; then turn and bake 10 minutes longer, or until latkes are browned all over (but not blackened at edges). Serve with applesauce or sour cream (low-fat if you must). Makes approximately 14 latkes.

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