Our Best Latke Recipes

Take a look at these top-rated latke recipes when you need a potato cake side dish for your Hanukkah celebration.

  • Basic Potato Latkes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Basic Potato Latkes

    The reserved potato starch helps bind the potato-onion mixture and adds heft to this traditional Hanukkah treat.
  • Mini Latkes with Salmon-Olive Relish
    Oxmoor House

    Mini Latkes With Salmon-Olive Relish

    The savory topping of smoked salmon and olives is what makes these little appetizer-size latkes extraordinary.
  • Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes
    Leo Gong

    Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes

    Branch out by using sweet potato and parsnips for your latkes instead of shredded baking potato. Top with easy Ginger Sour Cream to make them even more special.
  • Cilantro-Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

    Add south-of-the border flavor to potato cakes with chopped jalapeño pepper and chipotle chile.
  • Potato-Apple Latkes
    Photo: Dana Gallagher; Styling: Phillipa Braithwaite

    Potato-Apple Latkes

    These 5-ingredient latkes get their sweetness from the addition of shredded apple and a sprinkling of turbinado sugar.
  • Potato-Scallion Latkes
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Potato-Scallion Latkes

    You only need 5 ingredients to make these simple potato cakes for your traditional Hanukkah meal. The addition of green onions adds both color and flavor to the latkes.
  • Mashed Potato Latkes with Zucchini and Dill
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Mashed Potato Latkes with Zucchini and Dill

    These potato cakes are made with mashed potatoes instead of traditional shredded potatoes. You can combine and refrigerate the potato mixture up to a day ahead; dredge in matzo meal and sauté just before serving.
  • Root Vegetable Latkes
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Root Vegetable Latkes

    Add shredded parsnip and sweet potato to the shredded baking potato mixture for these earthy, hearty potato cakes.

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