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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

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

Keftes De Prasa, the Sephardic-Style Leek Fritters

Serious Eats MichaelNatkin 15 comments

Serious Eater Michael Natkin of the vegetarian blog Herbivoracious drops by every Wednesday to share a delicious recipe to expand our vegetarian repertoire. [Photograph: Michael Natkin] Keftes de prasa are de rigeur at most holiday celebrations on the Sephardic side... 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

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

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