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These Asian Mock Crab Red Potato Latkes double as a classic Chanukah dish and a fish course! They are seasoned with a fusion of Asian inspired flavors and then topped with a rich Garlic-Ginger Tehina.
Serves 5

Asian Mock Crab Red Potato Latkes

  • 1 lb. imitation crab, shredded by hand
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Old Bay Spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread-crumbs
  • Canola oil


Garlic-Ginger Tehina

  • 1⁄2 cup tahini paste
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Juice of 1⁄2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients together just until incorporated. Turn the stove onto medium-high.
  2. Place a pan on the stove and fill with about a 1/2 inch oil. When hot (but not smoking), drop a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture into the oil and flatten with a spatula.
  3. Fry on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with Garlic-Ginger Tehina.