Paleo Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon

Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon | Plaid and PaleoWho loves brunch? I absolutely love brunch. It is the best of both worlds. Breakfast and lunch together. I used to be plagued with the decision between sweet and savory at restaurants. Now I tend toward savory when eating out because it is easy to order paleo-friendly savory dishes. At home I like to whip up pancakes on the weekends and tend to ignore savory breakfast dishes. In an attempt to branch out of my sweet home cooking ways, I decided to make a savory pancake. With a little research I discovered there is actually a name for savory pancakes, latkes! I’m still not really sure how to pronounce this but have been calling them la-kay-s. Is this right? These Parsnip-Apple Latkes are the perfect twist on traditional latkes topped with horseradish and smoked salmon!

So evidently yesterday was my 100th post! I didn’t even realize until last night. Thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog over the last five months. I love developing different and hopefully easy Paleo recipes and can’t wait to write another 100 posts!

Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon | Plaid and Paleo

Paleo Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon


  • 1/2 lbs parsnips, peeled
  • 1 medium granny smith apple
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 tbls coconut flour
  • 2-3 tbls coconut oil
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • horseradish, to garnish
  • green onion, to garnish


  1. Using the large shredder attachment for your food processor, shred the parsnips and apple.
  2. Place shredded parsnips and apple in a thin dish towel. Squeeze out all excess liquid.
  3. Combine parsnip, apple, green onion, eggs and coconut flour. Let sit for 5 minutes for the coconut flour to absorb anymore liquid.
  4. Heat flat-bottom skillet with 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  5. Form 1/4 cup patties in your palm lightly squeezing out any extra liquid.
  6. Place 3-4 patties in the pan, but don’t overcrowd.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes then lightly press down patty with flat spatula.
  8. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until brown and crispy.
  9. Flip and cook for another 7-8 minutes.
  10. Top latkes with 1 oz smoked salmon and a small dollop of horseradish and a sprinkle of green onion. Serves 4.

x Vanessa
Parsnip-Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon | Plaid and Paleo


  1. Lau says:

    Hey Vanessa. Found your blog through Chowstalker. These look so great– looking forward to making them! Just FYI– it’s pronounced “LAHT-kees.” Rhymes with… rockies?? Anyway. Cheers!

  2. Allie says:

    Latkes are a traditionally Jewish delicacy that are made of shredded white potato, a bit of onion, egg, and a some matzo meal (which is like a cracker) to hold the mixture together. The correct pronunciation is “laht-kah”. As the granddaughter of several Jewish grandmas who always made latkes a staple at the dinner table, I really look forward to making some using your recipe!

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