5 Ways to Top Your Latkes (Plus a Potato Pancake Hack!)
Challah! Hanukkah is on its way, so that means it’s time to bust out the apple fritters and cheese-filled donuts — but first, DINNER. My favorite traditional Jewish side is latkes (AKA potato pancakes). Today we’re going to make them using a waffle iron (#winning kitchen hack), and then we’ll show you five different topping options. We’ve got pomegranate + greek yogurt, sour cream + apple sauce, crème fraîche + apple butter + black pepper, mozzarella + persimmon + balsamic glaze AND pear + gorgonzola. And they are all DAMN good.
Instructions for Latkes:
- 2 cups shredded potato
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- salt and pepper
- 1 large egg, beaten
- waffle iron
You guys — using a waffle iron to make latkes is THE BEST. Not only do they have the fun waffle imprints, but they couldn’t be easier to cook.
- Mix potato, onion and salt in a bowl. Move to a sieve and let drain for about 15 minutes. Then squeeze any extra moisture out of the mixture.
- Add your egg and pepper, mixing to coat.
- Heat your waffle iron (put on high if there is an option).
- Coat the iron with non-stick spray (we recommend olive oil spray), then add two tablespoons of the mixture. Close the lid and let cook for about 6-8 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
On to the toppings. We’ve got five flavor-packed combos that will please all of the taste buds among your dinner guests.
Crème Fraîche + Apple Butter + Black Pepper
Add a dollop of each and top with a sprinkle of pepper.
Pomegranate + Greek Yogurt
The sour greek yogurt and the tart pom seeds add a delicious bite to the savory base.
Sour Cream + Apple Sauce
For a more classic topping combo, go with sour cream and applesauce.
Mozzarella + Persimmon + Balsamic Glaze
For those of you who love a seasonal dish, adding persimmons to your potato pancakes is the JAM.
Pear + Gorgonzola
This one packs a punch with its gorgonzola blast of flavor, in the best way possible.
There you have it! Create a latke bar at your house with all of the available toppings and let your guests DIY their own.