6 Deliciously Creative Latke Recipes for Hanukkah

One of the most delicious parts of Hanukkah dinner is the potato latkes, smothered in applesauce.

These deep fried potato pancakes are a reminder of the miracle of the cruse of oil, which lit the menorah for one not one day, but eight whole days. And what a yummy reminder the latkes are!

But to mix up the traditional potato recipe, we’ve found some creative and savory spins on the classic Hanukkah dish. With just a zingy dash of feta, some sweet apples or a handful of spinach, you can have an a la carte holiday meal. Take a look at our gallery of delicious latke recipes, and get inspired to mix it up this Hanukkah.


  • Spinach & Pecorino Latkes

    These latkes, featured on In Jennie's Kitchen, combine Pecorino Romano, a rich, flavorful cheese, with some spinach for a savory, crispy comfort food recipe.

  • Zucchini & Potato Latkes

    Fried zucchini is a favorite appetizer, which is why it makes perfect sense to add a little bit of the squash to some potatoes and fry them up. This recipe, featured on The Candid Appetite, is served with a tangy sour cream sauce.

  • Apple Cheddar Latkes

    If you're looking for a perfect balance of sweet and savory latkes, these recipes featured on fridgg are sure to do the trick. Who doesn't love apple slices topped with cheddar?

  • Spinach, Feta & Potato Latkes

    Like the Spinach & Pecorino recipe, this latke from Yummy Ship is make with tangy feta cheese and a good amount of fresh dill for a strong and savory taste.

  • Mexican Potato Latkes

    The only thing better than a big plate of warm nachos piled high is probably these Mexican Potato Latkes, featured on What Jew Wanna Eat. This delicious side dish is chock full of corn, onion and jalapeno.

  • Baked Butternut Squash Latkes

    Although a deep fried latke is hardly healthy, this butternut squash version featured on Classically Kosher is actually baked instead of fried. It's also made from ingredients that are a little healthier than potatoes doused in vegetable oil.

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