Hanukkah Latkes, 13 Ways
It wouldn’t be a Hanukkah celebration without a plate of golden-fried latkes. From traditional takes to twists on the classic, these are some of our favorite ways to make this beloved, holiday dish.
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Crispy and fried until golden on the outside, soft and potato-y on the inside — it’s no wonder latkes are a must-make whenever the holiday season rolls around. All you need is a handful of basic ingredients, a few pro tips for making latkes and a little bit of time and you can whip up a batch of potato pancakes worthy of a spot at your Hanukkah dinner. There are plenty of ways to dress latkes up but we like this idea that calls for a spiced apple-pear sauce and sour cream. Every bite is sweet, savory and salty.
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Beet and Carrot Latkes
These crispy potato latkes get a gorgeous jewel tone from shredded beets and carrots. Perfect for any special, holiday celebration.
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Nigella's Apple Latkes
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Potato Latkes with Caramelized Onion Sour Cream
Molly gives her latkes a new twist by serving them with a savory, onion dip. She incorporates a subtle of sweetness with caramelized onions (instead of applesauce).
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Brussels Sprout Latkes
For a less-traditional take on potato latkes, Molly adds shredded Brussels sprouts along with the potatoes. The latkes not only taste great, they look beautiful too. The perfect accompaniment? Her simple Balsamic-Dijon dipping sauce.
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Rachael Ray's Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes
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Crispy Two-Potato Cake
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Crispy Potato Cake
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Sweet Potato Latkes
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Root Vegetable Latkes
We've spruced up traditional latkes by incorporating a few readily available root vegetables to lend dimension—and color—to the classic recipe. The vegetables can be shredded in a food processor or by hand using a box grater.
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Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes with Spiced Apple-Cranberry Relish
While the flavor profile of these latkes is a complete departure from a classic potato latke recipe, they fry up just as crispy and lacey as ever. The spiced relish starts with a base of caramelized onions for depth and dimension. We found that the addition of one russet potato in the batter lends just enough potato starch to keep the latkes creamy on the inside without detracting from the sweet flavor of the carrots and sweet potatoes.
Pan-Fried Giant Latke with Caramelized Apples and Sour Cream
Latkes are a labor of love and eagerly awaited by all during the holidays, but they are often incredibly time consuming as they are fried individually. With this large skillet latke you get all the flavor and crispiness in a fraction of the time.
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