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Move Over, Applesauce: Unconventional Latke Toppings To Try this Hanukkah

Latkes are delicious potato pancakes that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but especially during Hanukkah. Since the holiday season means unique delicacies, it’s time to upgrade your menu with out-of-the-box recipes. When it comes to latkes, sweet and sour are not the only options- you can mix and match. Here are five latke toppings that will surely satisfy you and your guests.

Buttered Vegetables

You’re probably raising a brow at the idea of topping your latke with buttered veggies, but you’ll be amazed at the result. The taste and color of buttered vegetables contrast with latkes.

These super easy toppings are not just easy to make, they are also healthy. In just ten minutes, you’re done making these buttered vegetables. However, if you like tended veggies, you might let them cook for about 15 minutes.

Poached Eggs

Many people love poached eggs because of their taste- well, this poached egg topping tastes even better than the regular poached eggs. But what makes it a good latke topping?

Latkes perfectly capture the egg yolk, making a delicious Hanukkah appetizer. However, it’s important to note that your poached egg topping might not be perfect the first time. It’ll surely get better with time.

Old-fashioned beef stew

This is another latke topping that sounds counterintuitive; you might be wondering how the crispy latke would go well with a rich beef stew. Well, the combination is unique and totally scrumptious.

For the beef stew, use beef bouillon, carrots, cubed beef meat, onions, and potatoes for a rich flavor. Your latke absorbs all this flavor, satisfying your guests’ taste buds with an incredible taste.


If you want to use a unique latke topping but don’t have the time for anything elaborate, this is your best bet. Sauerkraut is known to be good for gut health, so why not try it with your next latkes?

All you have to do is heap sauerkraut on top of your latkes for an amazing taste. However, you might want to make sauerkraut yourself instead of buying it. With carrots, cabbage, and other veggies, you can make sauerkraut at home. 

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Smoked salmon and cream cheese are some of the best toppings for latkes. They give you a double dose of goodness without giving you much stress- you’ll just spend some minutes.

Just rub the cream cheese on the smoked salmon for a full dose of ecstasy. Feel free to choose any flavor of cream cheese, from plain to garden veggies. However, we advise staying away from pumpkin spice except if you enjoy the combo.

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