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Hanukkah recipes

  • Recipe: Chef Thomas Keller's potato latkes with caviar

    Recipe: Chef Thomas Keller's potato latkes with caviar

    Total Time: 45 minutes Chef Thomas Keller serves light mini potato latkes topped with salmon roe. Think of them as potato blini--you can even use real caviar instead of salmon eggs if you've got the budget. 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled (about 3) 2 tablespoons flour 2 to 3 tablespoons whipping...

  • Recipe: Zucchini pancakes with garlic and yogurt-mint topping

    Recipe: Zucchini pancakes with garlic and yogurt-mint topping

    Total time 45 minutes In these pancakes, from "Faye Levy's International Jewish Cookbook" (Warner Books, 1991), the delicate green color of the zucchini shows through the golden brown crust. As Levy writes, "The Sephardic-style yogurt and mint topping is a refreshing complement to the light pancakes...

  • Recipe: Perfect potato latkes

    Recipe: Perfect potato latkes

      Total time: 45 minutes 4 baking potatoes, peeled 1 large onion, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 eggs 3 tablespoons flour Pinch baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Oil Grate potatoes using food processor or fine shredder. Immediately transfer to large bowl, and add onion,...

  • Recipe: Jonathan Waxman's red pepper latkes

    Recipe: Jonathan Waxman's red pepper latkes

    Total time: 1 hour This was Jonathan Waxman's house appetizer when he opened Jams Restaurant in New York. 2 roasted red bell peppers 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 shallot, finely chopped Olive oil 2 tablespoons butter Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 cups flour...

  • Recipe: Apple latkes

    Recipe: Apple latkes

    Total time: 45 minutes, plus 2 hours for soaking time They look more like apple fritters than typical latkes, but apple latkes are a Hanukkah specialty. This recipe comes from Claudia Roden's "The Book of Jewish Food" (Knopf, 1996). Beer or milk may be substituted for the water in the batter, and...

  • Recipe: Ricotta latkes

    Recipe: Ricotta latkes

    Total time: 40 minutes Ricotta latkes may seem like a chef invention, but Gloria Kaufer Greene, author of "The Jewish Holiday Cookbook" (Times Books, 1985), from which this recipe is taken, writes, "It is very likely that latkes made from cheese actually predate the more popular ones made from...

  • Recipe: Joachim Splichal's corn latkes with smoked salmon

    Recipe: Joachim Splichal's corn latkes with smoked salmon

    Total time: 40 minutes The delicate corn latkes that Joachim Splichal serves at Patina have been on the menu since the day the doors opened. Splichal layers them with fresh marinated salmon, but smoked salmon can be the perfect replacement. They are served with a sour cream sauce. SOUR CREAM-CHIVE...

  • Recipe: Sweet-potato latke

    Recipe: Sweet-potato latke

      Total time: 30 minutes 1 1/2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes 1 medium onion 2 large eggs 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 5 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup oil, about Peel sweet potatoes. Grate sweet potatoes and onion, using grating disc of food processor or large holes...

  • Recipe: Classic potato latkes

    Recipe: Classic potato latkes

    Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 8 to 12 (makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen latkes) Note: Adapted from "The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking" by Phyllis Glazer with Miriyam Glazer. 2 pounds boiling potatoes, peeled 2 large onions (1 pound), halved crosswise 4 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup matzo...

  • Recipe: Mini ricotta latkes with sour cherry sauce

    Recipe: Mini ricotta latkes with sour cherry sauce

    Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 (12 to 14 latkes) Note: Adapted from "The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking" by Phyllis Glazer with Miriyam Glazer. The fastest latke ever, these are light and delicious for dessert, as a snack or as part of a "latke party." These latkes come out flat;...

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