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Delicious Potato Latke Recipes For Celebrating Hanukkah This Year

Hanukkah is right around the corner and we have a few of our favorite Latke Recipes that will inspire you to try something new! 

Potato Latke Recipe

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Hanukkah has so many great foods to experience, but everyone loves the crispy goodness of fried latkes covered in apple sauce or sour cream. The crispiness comes from the oil, critical to the holiday story of the oil lasting for 8 nights.  But we know that many of you are trying to watch your diets. So we have included an air fryer recipe that reduces the oil intake too.

To learn more about Hanukkah, click here!

How to make the best latkes:

  • MoistureOne of the most crucial things to making the best latkes is to get the natural potato moisture out so they will stick together better. We dry our grated potatoes with a kitchen towel and a little salt. 
  • Binder: Latkes need a binder ( flour and eggs) to keep them together. You will want to experiment if you like them fluffy and a little pancake-like, or more like hash browns.
  • Heat: One of the biggest mistakes in making latkes is to forget about the heat. You need the oil hot enough that a small drop of your batter begins to sizzle but not too hot that it burns quickly because you will need to let them cook long enough that the insides are fully cooked.
  • Dry: Have a paper towel placed over your serving plate to soak up the excess oil. 


Potato Latke Recipe

Crispy Latkes

These potato latkes are traditional in eastern European Jewish households. Light, delicate and well seasoned, they are beautifully textured, as the grated potatoes and onions fry up with lacy, golden brown, crisp edges that fan outwards. Yet when you bite into one, you feel the soft interior. That, my friends, is pure latke perfection!

Hosting friends or family?  Why not build a latke bar?

Ingredients for latke bar Toppings

Crispy Air Fryer Gluten-Free Vegan Potato Latkes

Crispy Air Fryer Gluten-Free Vegan Potato Latkes

These easy, crispy, oil-free latkes are made right in your air fryer! This Air Fryer Gluten-Free Vegan Potato Latkes recipe is top 8 allergy-free, paleo, and ready in 10 minutes! Keep them traditional for Hanukkah or add a touch of smoked paprika for a flavorful dinner side dish any night!

Gluten-Free Potato Pancakes Recipe

. A little bit crispy, and just greasy enough to taste authentic. In fact, our gluten-free potato pancakes are so good, no one at the table even realized we altered grandma’s recipe.

Herbed Vegetable Potato Pancakes

Herbed Vegetable Potato Pancakes

Herbed Vegetable Potato Pancakes are perfect for brunch, party appetizers, or a side dish. Top them with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Chive Cream for an elegant appetizer.

Potato Latke Recipe

Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes are an absolute favorite of mine! This recipe is made with shredded potatoes mixed with flour & eggs to create the perfectly crispy pancake! Whether you are from a Polish, Irish, or German heritage, you’ve likely had a version of this at some point!.

Our Hanukkah Traditions

In our home, Hanukkah is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Since we don't celebrate Christmas, this is the time when our family gathers together on one of the eight nights to exchange gifts and spend time together. 

My husband makes the latkes, and I like to put whether the topping board.  Traditionally, I always make a batch of Vanilla Apple sauce and send small jars home with everyone. But we also have something for everyone to top their crispy treats with.  Ketchup, sour cream, lox, and even ranch dressing make appearances on the plates. 

My husband tells the story of Hanukkah, and my children light the lights and make bets about which candle will go out first. 

This is one of my favorite memories of the kids growing up, now that they are all grown and on their own.  When they were younger, we didn't have much, but we would usually pack them all up and head somewhere to go skiing as their big gift.  Socks, hats, and boots were usually the holiday gifts they received each night.  

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