Spinach and Feta Latkes (My Big Fat Greek Hanukkah)


Although Hanukkah celebrates the Jewish victory over the Greeks, this spinach and feta latkes recipe is inspired by traditional Greek flavors. Ironic, I know, but let’s go with it because it tastes great.

I think it goes without saying that potatoes latkes are not something I indulge in on Hanukkah.  But since I enjoy a good latke, and the process of coming up with a low carb latke is a fun one, I decided to experiment with the Greek flavors I came to love while working in Athens.  I believe these spinach and feta latkes are my all-time favorite low carb latkes.  In fact, I’d eat these spinach and feta latkes any time of year, not just on Hanukkah.

I used one cup of feta, however, you may want to use less if you choose a particularly strong or salty feta.  If you prefer a strong garlic flavor, you can add a second clove of garlic.

(9 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Spinach and Feta Latkes (My Big Fat Greek Hanukkah)


  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. Steam the spinach and set aside to cool in a colander, allowing liquid to drain.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Add the feta, almond flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the garlic using a garlic press and mix well.
  5. Chop the spinach on a cutting board, scoop it into your hands, and squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can. Add the spinach to the mixture.
  6. Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan. Using a tablespoon add spoonfuls of the mixture to the pan, flattening each one out. Fry for 2-2.5 minute on each side and remove.
  7. Serve warm with Greek yogurt.
  8. Prepare Ahead: Spinach and feta latkes can be made ahead of time and heated in the oven before serving.

Yield: 10 – 12 Latkes

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Anita Dehghani
Anita Dehghani
1 year ago

I am a lazy cook.
After steaming the spinach or thawing and heating chopped frozen spinach I would put in colander cut with kitchen scissors push down with hands or spatula or ricer to squeeze out extra liquid.

Anita Dehghani
Anita Dehghani
1 year ago

This sounds amazing.
I will share with my local Diabetic Support Group here in Chico, California.
Wish it had the nutritional information.

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