Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
6 servings (serving size: 2 latkes and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream mixture)

Turn a basic latke recipe into a Mexican-style dish by adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers to the potato cakes and serving with chipotle-flavored sour cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Step 2

Combine potato and onion in a colander. Drain 30 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture, flour, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; toss well.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup potato mixture loosely into a dry measuring cup. Pour mixture into pan; flatten slightly. Repeat the procedure 5 times to form 6 latkes. Sauté 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Remove latkes from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and potato mixture to yield 12 latkes total. Serve with sour cream mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

May 04, 2014

sutahrobins's Review

December 26, 2012

leaavon's Review

April 13, 2014
OMG...these are so good! I'm a latke lover and these are the best I've ever tasted, plus my husband loves them, too!

Sunnies's Review

December 04, 2010
I really enjoyed this recipe and will make it again. I did not have low fat sour cream on hand so I used non fat sour cream instead. That was a mistake as I was not very fond of the dipping sauce. Next time I will make sure to use the low fat sour cream as the recipe calls for.

BCohen's Review

December 01, 2010
Just made these for the first night of Hanukkah, and they were fabulous. Not a speck left over. For the dip, I used a full cup container of sour cream and adjusted the other ingredients accordingly, so there is a little of that left over, but not much (and we discovered it makes a great dip for tortilla chips). This will definitely become a tradition in our house.