Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  140
  • Protein  6 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  106 mg
  • Sodium  58 mg
  • Potassium  276 mg
  • Phosphorus  101 mg
  • Calcium  50 mg
  • Fiber  2.1 g

Broccoli-Onion Latkes (Pancakes)

Renal dietitian Marjorie from Arizona shares the kidney-friendly recipe for Broccoli-Onion Latkes (pancakes) that use onion and broccoli as alternatives to potatoes for low-potassium latkes that can be enjoyed by anyone, even those on renal-friendly diets.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Emily, daughter of DaVita renal dietitian Marjorie from Arizona.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 large latke or 2 small latkes


  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    1. Dice broccoli and chop onion.
    2. Boil the diced broccoli in a small amount of water for 5 minutes; drain.
    3. Break eggs into a medium bowl and beat. Add the flour and mix well.
    4. Add the broccoli and onion and stir into the flour/egg mixture until well mixed.
    5. Add olive oil to a frying pan and heat.
    6. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls into the hot oil, making 4 equal portions (or 8 portions is smaller latkes are desired).
    7. Using a spatula, flatten the latkes and fry until brown on both sides.
    8. Drain on a paper towel to soak up extra oil.
    9. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Potato latkes (pancakes), traditionally served during Hanukkah, contain over 600 mg potassium for a comparable serving unless the potatoes are soaked or boiled to reduce potassium. Broccoli-Onion Latkes are a good low-potassium alternative.
  • The latkes taste best if eaten immediately.

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Broccoli-Onion Latkes (Pancakes)

romilly60 says:


This recipe is very bland.It can use some type of seasoning to give it flavor.It is very easy to make, but too bland.

Sep. 03, 2014, 4:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

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