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Pastrami Benedict from 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 4 comments

Eggs Benedict is not something I would normally make at home. I usually prefer to let the experts whisk hollandaise and poach eggs for me. But Nick Zukin and Michael C. Zusman's latke-based, pastrami-topped rendition in The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home was too tempting to pass up. More

Serious Entertaining: How to Host a Latke Party

Serious Entertaining Max Falkowitz 6 comments

I am firmly of the belief that there is no greater party than a latke party. Greasy crispy latkes are the perfect party food, and Hanukkah is the perfect party holiday. If you took last year's comprehensive guide to making latkes to heart, you may be ready to host one of your own. Here's how. More

How to Make Veselka's Latkes

New York Laura Togut Post a comment

Veselka is nothing short of an institution when it comes to Eastern European food in New York, so it should come as no surprise that when latke season rolls around, we look to them as experts. More

TGI Fry-Day: Latkes at Karloff

New York Jessie Pascoe 2 comments

A standout from Karloff's comfort food menu are their hand-shredded potato latkes, accompanied by eggs, grilled veggies, sausages, or lox. More

Latkes with Sichuan Peppercorns

Serious Eats Chichi Wang Post a comment

The Hanukkah classic with a spicy, tingly update. More

Kosher Revolution's Middle-Eastern Zucchini Cakes with Tahini Sauce

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

For a holiday that lasts eight nights, there really isn't all that much variation in traditional Hanukkah fare. Latkes and jelly doughnuts are great and all but after the second or third night, we're looking for a little something different. Luckily, the latke is a recipe that lends itself to all sorts of improvisation, just take a look at these Middle-Eastern Zucchini Cakes with Tahini Sauce from Kosher Revolution. More

Old Fashioned Latkes

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Great latkes take some time and preparation, but with the right technique and tools are easy to master. If you need to store them for later service, let them drain, then stash them in a 200°F oven with the door slightly ajar for no more than two hours. More

The Complete, No-Nonsense, Slightly Neurotic Guide to Making Great Latkes

Max Falkowitz 43 comments

If you're looking to step up your latke game, this guide has everything you need to know, from ingredients to equipment to technique. More

Latkes with Apple Ginger Chutney

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

Traditional potato latkes are paired with a spicy apple-ginger chutney. More

Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Festival of Latkes

Caroline Russock 1 comment

For last week's Hannukah-inspired Weekend Cook and Tell we asked all of you to break out the potatoes and box graters for a challenge we called Festival of Latkes. We still have a few more nights of menorah lighting left to enjoy some potato pancakes, so let's take a look at some of our favorite latkes. More

Brandade Potato Latkes

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 7 comments

Since I was on the prowl for Hanukkah recipes in Joan Nathan's Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous, a good latke was the first order of business. Nathan has three different potato pancake preparations in the book, but for me, these Brandade Potato Latkes truly capture the spirit of a French-accented Hanukkah celebration. The recipe combines brandade, a whipped cod spread popular in the South of France with a mashed potato latke. More

Pumpkin Potato Latkes

Serious Eats Olga Massov 10 comments

What's a Hannukah dinner without latkes? Exactly! While it's a little bit tricky to serve them all at once, and chances are you'll be cooking them as people are eating them (nothing like a fresh, hot, lacy-crisp latke in your hand!), you'll get rave reviews and demands for seconds, and maybe thirds. I decided to add pumpkin to these, and don't regret it. More

Simple Matzo Meal Latkes

Serious Eats Special to Serious Eats 6 comments

With Passover coming up, we wanted to know what Arthur Schwartz (author of Jewish Home Cooking and many other wonderful cookbooks) likes to do with a box of Matzo Meal. He shared this recipe, a humble one, he says, that rarely appears in cookbooks. Whenever matzo meal latke recipes are published, they're gussied up in some way—apples are added, sugar and spice is added, grated lemon peel. You get the picture. But these are simple. More

The Best Potatoes for Latkes

Erin Zimmer 11 comments

Russet vs. Yukon Gold: Does it really matter? Russet potato. [Flickr: sea turtle] [Photograph: kitchenhacker.net] Po-tate-oh, po-tot-oh? Or do you believe certain types of potatoes make better latkes than others? According to kitchenhacker.net, between Russet and Yukon Gold, it all came down to nostalgia: The Yukon Gold had a bit more of a yellow color to them, but other than that I couldn't really tell them apart by sight. I am generally a fan of Yukon Gold potatoes, but I was worried that they wouldn't fry up as nicely as the Russets (of which I am less of a fan). The consistency of the two latkes, though, was remarkably similar. They each had a crispy browned outside and a creamy... More

Mixed Review: Manischewitz and Gefen Potato Latkes

Lucy Baker 8 comments

"No self-respecting bubbe would be caught dead with a store-bought latke mix." Manischewitz (left), homemade (center), Gefen (right). [Photographs: Lucy Baker] I think we can all agree that boxed mixes for latkes are completely unnecessary. If you can't grate a couple of potatoes and an onion, beat in an egg, add a few tablespoons of flour (or matzo meal), and fry the mixture in a skillet, then you don't have much business being in the kitchen. But latke mixes do exist, and each year around Hanukkah they begin to pop up on grocery store shelves alongside bottles of sweet Kedem wine and mesh bags of chocolate gelt. Last weekend I made a trip out to a kosher grocery store on... More

Celeriac Potato Pancakes with Apple Crème Fraîche

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 6 comments

I always figured that if Hanukkah Harry really existed, he would wear a latke as his yarmulke. Latkes are potato pancakes, usually about the size of a silver-dollar flapjack at IHOP--but thicker, and made from potatoes cooked golden and crisp... More

Arthur Schwartz's Potato Latkes

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 6 comments

[Photograph: Lisa F. Young; Shutterstock] Today's recipe from this week's featured cookbook, Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking, is for Potato Latkes. You basically couldn't write a book by that title or blog about it without highlighting these little fried potato... More

Serious Sandwiches: Junior's Latke Sandwich

Zach Brooks 17 comments

Well, today is the last day of Hanukkah. The eighth and final candle was lighted last night, and the only question that remains is what to do with any leftover latkes. To solve this one, I will go back to my time-tested formula. Item of leftovers + the word sandwich + exclamation point = delicious treat. Put this one through the machine, and voila: latke sandwich!... More

Mario Batali's Latkes With Apple Sauce

Serious Eats Mario Batali 3 comments

[Photograph: Shutterstock] Mario Batali had never participated in any Hanukkah rituals until he came to New York and met his wife, who loves making a big deal about Hanukkah for their kids. But just because he was a Hanukkah neophyte... More

Latke Larry Dancing Doll

Adam Kuban 1 comment

To further Ed's latke mania today, meet Latke Larry. He sings, dances, and kvells. $17.95 plus shipping. Heck, if Elmo can sing about pizza, why can't Larry rhapsodize about potato pancakes? [via The Gluttonist] And check Serious Eats later today for yet one more latke post—a latke recipe from an unlikely source ...... More

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