Latkes are the beloved food of Hanukkah, the delicious dish that I look forward to all year round. Essentially a fried potato pancake, this Jewish holiday specialty is a combo of potatoes and eggs, with add-ins depending on the latke recipe. Although latkes are crispy and delectable on their own, one of the best parts of a latke dinner is the assortment of toppings that comes along with it. Here are 15 of the most delicious latke toppings for Chanukah dinner!
1. Sour Cream
Sour cream is the most basic topping that comes to mind when I think of these crispy potato pancakes. When hosting a Hanukkah party, make sure to get enough sour cream.
2. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt isn't the most traditional topping, but it's a healthy alternative to sour cream for those watching their calories. Plus, it tastes delicious!
Applesauce is another one of the most classic toppings for this holiday treat, and the sweet taste of apple goes great with a warm, fresh-from-the-griddle latke.
4. Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce is central to Thanksgiving, so why not carry it over to Hanukkah as well?
Hummus is a yummy option for those looking to add a bit of protein to the main course. Spread on some hummus and sprinkle some lemon juice and sea salt for a healthy latke meal.
My family is a firm believer in incorporating smoked salmon into as many meals as possible. Fortunately for us, lox is a classic latke topping that goes oh-so-well with golden brown potato pancakes.
You really can't go wrong with cheese and potatoes, and latkes are no exception. Whether you want to use creamy ricotta or sharp cheddar, latkes with cheese are like turkey and stuffing.
?I love to make my latkes into little open-faced sandwiches, featuring cheese, lox, salsa, and veggies like spinach and tomatoes. This way, you're basically eating a salad.
9. Maple Syrup and Berries
For latkes on the sweeter side, try maple syrup and berries. This is inspired by breakfast pancakes, but it goes great with potato pancakes as well.
An egg with crispy potatoes is meant to be, whether you're eating hash browns or latkes. This is especially good for enjoying leftover latkes the next morning.
?Brisket is a traditional Jewish food, so it only makes sense that it would go with latkes. Plus, this adds protein to your meal, making it a well-balanced Chanukah feast.
12. Deli Meat
Topping your latkes with deli meat is another easy way to add protein, and it tastes delectable.
Salsa is a yummy addition if you're going the cheese-hummus-veggie route, adding a little kick to the meal.
Guacamole isn't exactly a classic latke topping, but I can say from personal experience that guac will bring your latke experience to a whole new level.
15. Fresh Dill Pickles
Pickles are a staple of Jewish food, and they go great with crispy latkes. Slice up a few pickles to add to your plate. Happy Hanukkah!
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