It's time for latkes! A symbolic Hanukkah food, latkes are a beloved and delicious tradition during the Festival of Lights. Heat up this year's feast with these unusual latkes, made with healthier root veggies and featuring kicky heat, savory spices, and eclectic garnishes, courtesy of Gary Mobell and chef Luis Galvez of Denver’s Blue Bonnet Café.
Featuring a sweet-hot, tropically inspired salsa, these latkes also provide more nutrients than typical latkes by using sweet potatoes instead of white russets. Get the recipe.
Thanks to its fibrous strands, spaghetti squash is a perfect vegetable for making latkes. These are delicious with a dollop of guacamole, too. Get the recipe.
These bright red latkes are made with beets, another vegetable that lends itself to an ideal latke consistency. Just wear your apron when grating! Get the recipe.
Love applesauce with your latkes? Add an irresistible smoky flavor with this kicky, poblano-enhanced applesauce. Get the recipe.
Tomatillos, a tart and spicy cousin to regular tomatoes, add a hit of south-of-the-border heat to balance these sweet latkes. Get the recipe.
The sweet-spicy jam adds an amazing flavor dimension to traditional potato latkes. Use caution when handling the cute but superhot habanero; or opt for a less-spicy pepper, such as jalapeño or Fresno. Get the recipe.
Get out your pan and oil: It’s Hanukkah, and that means latkes. Spice up your Feast of Lights with these unusual latke recipes that feature healthier vegetables and kicky condiments.