Beet and Potato Latkes

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

Courtesy of Leighton Fontaine of Osborne Village.

17 Ratings
Directions for: Beet and Potato Latkes



3 large beets, peeled

½ yellow onion, peeled

3 Adora or yellow flesh potatoes, washed

½ cup flour

2 medium eggs

2 - 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

⅓ cup fresh dill

salt and pepper, to taste

Crème Fraiche

2 cups full-fat sour cream

½ cup whipping cream

kosher salt


1 Tbsp white vinegar

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 cups spinach

2 Tbsp white wine

8 eggs

½ red pepper, finely chopped (1/4 cup)

fruit (optional)

canola oil, for frying

kosher salt, to taste



1. Shred beets and onion with a box grater into a small colander. Press juices out.

2. Shred potatoes into a bowl of water to prevent potatoes from oxidizing; strain potatoes.

3. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, beets, flour, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic and dill; reserve 1 tablespoon of dill for crème fraiche.

Crème Fraiche

1. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, whipping cream, and 1 tablespoon of dill; season with salt, to taste.


1. Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in each of two skillets over medium heat. Bring a large pot of water to boil; add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the pot once boiling.

2. Flatten latke mixture into 4- or 5-inch patties, no thicker than ¼-inches. Place patties into large pan to fry until brown; flip and continue frying until brown on the second side.

3. Repeat with remaining latke mix.

4. Add and garlic and spinach to the second pan; stir and cook until wilted.

5. Add wine and salt to the pan and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.

6. While latkes fry and spinach cooks, crack eggs into the boiling water to poach for 2-3 minutes; remove eggs with a slotted spoon and set aside.

7. Serve two latkes to each plate, topping each with sautéed spinach and a poached egg.

8. Add a dollop of the reserved crème fraiche to each egg and garnish with red peppers and a side of fruit.

See more: Brunch, Eggs/Dairy, Lunch, Potatoes, Vegetables, Vegetarian


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