What’s the best part of Hanukkah?It’s not the gifts, dreidel game or chocolate gelt (although we do like an excuse for chocolate). It’s the potato latkes. That’s right, Hanukkah latkes—the perfect excuse to eat food fried in oil (as if we really needed one). We’ve rounded up eight potato latke recipes to make your Hanukkah dinner something special.
photo: Leah’s Thoughts
1. Gold Potato Latkes
Gold is the secret ingredient in this delicious latke from Leah’s Thoughts. Yukon gold potato, that is. The buttery taste of the Yukon potato will leave these latkes tasting super rich. Skip over to Leah’s Thoughts for the full recipe and how-to.
2. Vegetable and Feta Latkes
With grated zucchini, potato and carrots in this recipe, the latke is healthy, right? Add some crumbled feta cheese and you have a dish that is unique and sure to please even picky eaters. Grab the full ingredient list and recipe here.
photo: Live Eat Learn
3. Brussels Sprout Latkes with Dijon Yogurt Sauce
Live Eat Learn just took your next latke to a new level, not to mention what they’ve done for brussels sprouts! Sprouts never tasted (or looked) so good! This recipe calls for potato, shredded Brussels sprouts and leeks. The sauce is equally delicious with ingredients like Greek yogurt, dijon and maple syrup. Get the scoop here.
4. Butternut Squash Latkes
This recipe is so simple even your kids can make Hanukkah dinner! The key is shredding butternut squash the way you would potato. And then frying them up to perfection. Get the how-to over at Eating Richly.
photo: Family Friends Food
5.Waffle Iron Sweet Potato Latkes
Talk about a new twist to an old favorite. These latkes from Family Friends Food are made with sweet potatoes. And instead of frying them in a pan with oil, the latkes are scooped into a waffle maker. What you get is a tasty latke that looks like a breakfast favorite. Click here for the complete recipe.
6. Mashed Potato Latkes
Who says the traditional latke should have shredded potato? Not Adventures of a Nurse whose recipe calls for leftover mashed potatoes as the starch. We think it’s a great idea, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on grating but still want delicious fried latkes to enjoy. Visit Adventures of a Nurse to the complete ingredient list and recipe
photo: Savory Tooth
7. Rosemary Garlic Latkes with Crunchy Scallions
Savory Tooth’s recipe is the ultimate gourmet version of your holiday classic. Potatoes are shredded and mixed with garlic, rosemary, scallions and parmesan cheese. Then fry to a golden perfection and enjoy the crunch and savory taste. Elevate your version with the full recipe here.
8. Kimchi Latkes
Ready to give your traditional latke a spicy Asian twist? Girl in the Little Red Kitchen combines Russet potatoes with a heaping portion of diced kimchi for an Asian twist. A side of sour cream and Sriracha sauce make for a perfect side to the latke. Grab the full details here.
What’s your favorite Hanukkah latke recipe? Leave it in the comments below.
—Leah R. Singer