Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a Hanukkah tradition, but if you plan to make them throughout the eight-day holiday, the standard potato version can get old quick. Shake things up with this collection of fresh takes on traditional latkes -- you're bound to find a few new favorites, and may just find yourself making them year-round!
P.S. Need help on the frying front? From how to choose the best pan, to hacks for keeping your potato pancakes crisp, these latke-making tips will help you turn out the best latkes ever!
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This recipe for Kolokithokeftethes me Feta, aka Zucchini Fritters with Feta, uses olive oil for frying.
Make It A Meal: Use the marinade from this Smoky Cedar Plank Salmon, and oven roast the fish at 425 Fahrenheit instead (skip the cedar plank, unless you're grilling outdoors). Serve with sides of Wilted Baby Spinach With Garlic and these Lemony Greek Potatoes with Oregano and Garlic. To tie everything together, stir up some Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip). For dessert, offer homemade Loukoumades, Greek doughnuts in honey syrup.
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Enhanced with curry powder and coconut milk, these Curried Sweet Potato Latkes are the perfect cure for plain potato latke ennui. With their sunny hue and touch of heat, they're a vibrant addition to the holiday table, and they play nice with lots of cuisines.
Make It A Meal: Serve with Indian-Spiced Salmon and Roasted Cauliflower with Curry. Finish the meal (and use up some of that extra coconut milk) with a Citrus Soaked Butter Cake topped with vanilla-infused fruit salad.
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Craving a light latke that's just a little out of the ordinary? These leek latkes don't contain potatoes at all, so you won't need to haul out the food processor or risk slicing your knuckles on a box grater. And since they're bound with whole wheat flour, they're richer in fiber and lower in carbohydrates than traditional potato latkes.
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This Thai Corn Fritter recipe can be made gluten free with rice flour (though all purpose can be used if you don't have a gluten concern). Have a bottle of Red Boat's fantastic kosher fish sauce? This is a great place to use it! (Vegetarians can omit the fish sauce or sub in a little salt.) Like the idea of corn latkes, but want a simpler recipe? If you can get your hands on ears of fresh corn, these 4-ingredient corn fritters also make for a tasty change of pace.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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If you can't find calabaza, or West Indian pumpkin, don't fret. Butternut, acorn, or Hubbard squash will work in these sweet, vanilla-enhanced fritters.
Make It A Meal: Brisket with Mango Barbecue Sauce and Roasted Broccoli with Ginger.
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For a change from traditional Potato Pancakes, try these Cauliflower Latkes for Hanukkah, Passover, or as a side dish for winter meals. Giora Shimoni also likes to add steamed and mashed broccoli to the pancake batter. If you use a whole head of cauliflower and broccoli, just remember to double the rest of the ingredients.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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