Cheese Latkes

Cheesy and delicious, it's the perfect dairy latke.

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cheese latkes

If you're tired of "regular" potato latkes by the second night, here are some versions and accouterments to try. For most of these recipes, you can start with your own basic potato latke recipe, and substitute appropriately.

If you're not supposed to have so much oil (despite the miracle!), you can spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray or Pam and put any of these in a hot (450 degree) oven for about 5-8 minutes on each side.

I've included a cheese latke to honor Judith. Judith fed the Assyrian general salty cheese pancakes which made him drink much wine. He got drunk and fell asleep and Judith cut off his head, saving the Jews from death by his command.

Reprinted with permission from Jewish Family & Life!<<< Less


2 potatoes
2/3 lb farmer's cheese, dry cottage cheese, or dry feta
2 eggs
2 1/2 Tablespoons matzah meal or flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt or tamari
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic or 2 garlic cloves
peanut oil


12-18 latkes



Categories: Vegetarian Entree, Cheesy, Fried, Holidays, Vegetarian, Hanukkah


Peel, cube, and boil potatoes. Mash. Add cheese. Beat eggs well and add. Add matzoh meal or flour, baking powder, and spices. Heat oil until hot and put large spoonful for each pancake. Cook until brown and flip.

Variation: Use one potato and 10 oz. package of spinach (frozen or cooked), well drained and chopped. This is especially tasty if you're using feta.

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