Latkes, a traditional food served at Hanukkah, are skillet potato pancakes that are perfectly crunchy on the outside with a savory flavor that you won't be able to resist. All you need is a hot pan and a little bit of oil to get these fritters crispy and cooked, whether you're serving them immediately, or re-heating when it comes time for your Hanukkah celebrations. Serve alongside sour cream or unsweetened applesauce to balance the warm heat with something smooth and sweet. Make these ahead of time, and throw them in the freezer until it's time to enjoy them. From basic potato to curried carrot, and root vegetable, we've got all your latke needs covered.
Healthy Latke Recipes
Traditional Jewish potato pancakes, latkes, come in many delicious varieties. Here we've collected an array of favorites with a wide scope of flavors, ensuring you're bound to find something to dazzle your tastebuds. Many of these recipes also provide topping ideas like Spiced Sour Cream or Apple Salsa, so feel free to mix and match until your palate is content.
You'll need to cook latkes in batches. Place the cooked ones in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with paper towels, and keep them warm in a low oven as you fry the next batch.
Our first recipe is a quintessential latkes recipe. If you are new to latke making or eating, these Classic Potato Latkes are the place to start. Learn the techniques, textures, and flavors that make latkes so unique and adored. We suggest serving these with unsweetened applesauce. You could also try a savory jam, sour cream, or another flavored sauce.