Latkes are essential at any Hannukah feast, but who says you have to stick with the traditional? While we love a classic latke paired with sour cream and applesauce, there are so many creative ways to whip up these beloved potato pancakes. From latke waffles to rainbow latkes, let our best latke recipes inspire you this Hanukkah season.
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When is Hanukkah this year? Hanukkah 2023 begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7, 2023, and goes until the evening of Friday, December 15, 2023.
Latke Charcuterie Board
This latke charcuterie board is holiday hosting at its finest. We love the idea of serving your latkes charcuterie-style alongside endless dipping and snacking options — think: hummus, smoked salmon, caviar, the options are endless!
Crispy Potato Latke Waffles
Latkes get the waffle iron treatment in this delightful recipe that’s perfect for any time of day. Bonus: the waffle iron adds extra crispy-crunchy crevices that are perfect for slathering with your favourite toppings.
Vibrant Rainbow Latkes
These vibrant rainbow latkes are as gorgeous as they are delicious! Beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini and blue potatoes steal the show in this colourful latke recipe. Getting an extra serving of veggies is just the cherry on top.
Latkes are undeniably impressive on their own, but this stacked latke cake is a real show-stopper. Perfect for feeding a hungry Hanukkah crowd, it’s layered with a a sweet and savoury filling of smoked fish, pomegranate seeds, shaved apple, fresh fennel and sour cream. Slice it up and serve it family style!
Potato Latkes with Caramelized Onion Sour Cream
This classic latke recipe from Molly Yeh amps up the sour cream dip with rich caramelized onions and trust us, it’s a game-changer.
Baked Carrot and Zucchini Latkes
Potatoes are swapped out for zucchini and carrots in this lighter baked take on classic latkes. It’s a great way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies, and what they lack in oil, they make up for in bright and earthy flavour.
Brussels Sprout Latkes
Another clever recipe from Molly Yeh, these delightful Brussels sprout latkes were featured on Girl Meets Farm and for good reason! A base of chickpea flour is combined with red pepper flakes, onion, garlic and shredded Brussels sprouts in this healthier latke recipe. Just don’t forget the homemade balsamic Dijon sour cream dip for the gourmet finishing touch!
Latkes for breakfast? Yes please! As seen on Big Food Bucket List, this luxurious latke plate is a staple on the menu at Arthurs Nosh Bar in Montreal, and features a crispy latke accompanied by Israeli salad, soft scrambled eggs and a challah roll, all topped with sour cream, applesauce, caviar and smoked salmon.