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Basic Latke Recipe

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 5 Idaho potatoes
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of flour (optional)*

* A note about the flour: flour helps the latkes obtain a firmer consistency, but it isn’t necessary for the taste and presentation of latkes.

Directions
Grate the potatoes and onions using a food processor or hand grater. Add eggs, salt and pepper to mixture. Then add flour (optional).

In a large frying pan, heat ½ inch oil on med/high heat. It is important to make sure that the oil is hot enough to crisp up the potatoes but not too hot that the potatoes will burn.

Place a heaping spoonful of latke mix into the pan. The latkes should sizzle and crisp up quickly.

Place filling inside.

Top with another spoonful of latke mix on top of filling and make sure that the potato mix on top of the filling completely covers the filling.

Flip over and fry for about a minute.

Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.


Cheese and Marinara Sauce Stuffed Latkes

Our version of mozzarella sticks…latke style. A gooey, cheesy center with a hint of basil surrounded by crispy potatoes is a spectacular Chanukah treat.

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • Basic Latke recipe
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10 fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • 1 jar favorite marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Place a spoonful of latke mix into hot pan with oil.
  2. Place a basil leaf on latke.
  3. Place a bit less than a tablespoon of mozzarella on top of basil leaf.
  4. Top with latke mix.
  5. Serve hot with marinara sauce on the side.

Salmon and Green Goddess Stuffed Latkes

The crispy potato latke, with the smooth fresh taste of salmon makes for a great combination. Green goddess dressing, a mixture of herbs and sour cream, adds color and flavor to this impressive latke.

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • Basic Latke recipe
  • 1 6-ounce salmon fillet thinly sliced
  • 1 6-ounce package of baby spinach
  • 1 cup basil
  • ½ cup dill
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt (use pareve sour cream or soy yogurt for meat meals)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Start with your Basic Latke recipe. In a large frying pan heat about ½ inch of oil on medium/high heat.
  2. Place a heaping spoonful of latke mix into pan.
  3. Place a slice of salmon into latke mix.
  4. Top with another spoonful of latke mix.
  5. Flip over and fry for one minute.
  6. Serve hot with green goddess dressing.

To make the green goddess dressing; blend spinach, basil, dill, parsley, sour cream or yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place in container until ready to serve.