Potato and Parsnip Latkes

After several days of “let’s make latkes out of anything” including lasagna and mac and cheese, it was time for some “normal” latkes. But not quite normal; parsnips and potatoes are a great combination, so why not potato and parsnip latkes? Parsnips add a nice sweetness that added interest to the latke. It was another reason…

Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti squash latkes, who would have thought? Zakah Glaser, that’s who; and I thank her for the recipe I found on Chabad.org. I have to say that these were good the first day, but they were excellent as leftovers.  I have no idea why this was true, but that bodes well for making these in advance for…

Jelly Doughnut Challah for Hanukkah

I saw this recipe about 10 months ago, immediately pulled it out and set it on my Hanukkah to-do list. Last year I made the menorah shaped challah. But really, what say Hanukkah more than sufganyot – jelly donuts? So, what could be more perfect than a jelly doughnut challah?! The recipe calls for strawberry…

Kotlet Latkes – Persian Beef & Potato Patties turned into Latkes!

I really enjoy when I can blend my husband’s Persian foods with Jewish holidays. We found a perfect combination with Kotlets.  Kotlets are a small beef, potato and onion patty that is fried to crispy goodness. As my husband described them to me, his mom made them with potatoes that were mashed. But I have…

Teddie’s Apple Cake

I am on a search for “the” apple cake recipe. I am still not there, but this one comes close – chock full of apples, raisins and walnuts – it is delicious! It is perfect for Hanukkah, since it is an oil-based batter. That helps give it a crisp outside with moist inside. I love…

Broccoli Cheese Latkes

The groundhog had attacked my broccoli, ate all the best parts, but left some leaves. So I left the plants in the garden.  Two months later, I have broccoli! These latkes are delicious! I can’t wait to make them again for Hanukah. Tonight we had them with eggs – one of my favorite ways to eat…

Japanese Vegetable Pancake Latkes

I make these latkes when I am craving vegetables and still feeling the need to do the Hanukah olive oil ‘thing.’ I love them.  The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen, to make it more latke-like and less pancake-y I have reduced the eggs to 4.  The original recipe calls for 6, I like that as well….

Potato Latkes with Pepper Jack Cheese

I thought I was done with innovative ways to make yummy potato latkes last year when I did the golden latkes with turmeric. But then I saw a little blurb in Food Network Magazine’s 50 cheese appetizers for pepper jack latkes.  Ooh, that was intriguing.  These vie with the spinach, potato and feta latkes for my…

Cabbage, Kale & Carrot Latkes

A latke recipe? in October? Really? Who says  latkes are only for Hanukkah? Not me.  Pan-fried patties made of vegetables are good any day, especially when the combination of the vegetables results in such a pretty color palette. As I have mentioned, the kale in my garden has escaped the jaws of the groundhog.  Looking…