December 10, 2015
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with latkepalooza! Latkes are wonderful bite-sized potato pancakes that are fried in oil, and symbolize the ancient lamps that held only enough oil for one day but magically burned for eight.
These irresistible warm potato bites are a holiday staple and also make a terrific addition to any cocktail party. Throwing an elegant holiday get-together? Create a latke bar using your favorite potato latke recipe and allow your guests to build their own bites! Serve latkes unadorned with a variety of different toppings such as sour cream, onion, chives, apple sauce, smoked salmon and even caviar.
See below for a few creative seasonal toppings from Martha Stewart.
Drizzle latkes with honey and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.
Creme Fraiche with Pear and Cinnamon
Top latkes with creme fraiche, very thinly sliced pear, and cinnamon.
Beet and Salmon with Horseradish
Mix 2 parts Greek yogurt with 1 part prepared horseradish; season with salt and pepper. Top latkes with yogurt mixture, sliced roasted beets, smoked salmon, and fresh chives.