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latkes with falafel mix
Photo credit Stephanie Ganz

Latkes with Falafel Mix

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These classic latkes are transformed with the simple addition of falafel mix.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


For the tahini-yogurt sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the latkes:

  • ½ cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix


  1. To make the tahini-yogurt sauce, mince garlic and combine all ingredients, tasting and adjusting seasoning as necessary. (This can be made up to three days in advance and stored in the fridge.)
  2. Wash, peel and shred potatoes with a box grater or in a food processor. Cover with water in a medium bowl. 
  3. With the box grater or in the food processor, shred the onion and set aside. Use a fork to briefly whisk eggs. 
  4. In a medium skillet, heat ¼ cup vegetable oil over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles. Drain potatoes and use a kitchen towel to dry thoroughly. Combine potatoes and remaining latke ingredients, and mix to combine.
  5. Form latkes by hand, ¼-½ cup in size, and gently place in the hot vegetable oil. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place cooked latkes on a baking sheet over a sheet pan, and sprinkle with salt. Use the remaining ¼ cup of vegetable oil as needed to keep a consistent layer of oil in the pan.


The tahini-yogurt sauce can be made up to three days in advance and stored in the fridge.

  • Author: Stephanie Ganz
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Hanukkah