Potato Latkes with Spicy Mayonnaise and Smoked Salmon Recipe

By shiratb
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 30 min. | Active Time: | Makes: 24 Latkes

A great recipe from for Hannukah, that fuses traditional Jewish cooking with Asian flair. Also a bit of a healthy twist on the potato latke.

  • 10 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
 Oil for frying
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups sliced smoked salmon
  • Capers for garnish
  • Tofutti sour cream or regular sour cream
  • Oil for frying
  • Spicy Mayonnaise: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend or ground red pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional, this adds a lot of heat to the mayonnaise)
  1. In a food processor, using the grater blade, grate the potatoes and onions. Pour into a strainer and strain about the extra liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the potato-onion mixture with the eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. When oil is hot, place small spoonfuls (about 2 tablespoons each) of the potato mixture in the pan and flatten slightly. Cook until crispy (3 to 5 minutes per side) and drain on paper towels. Can be frozen.
  4. To Assemble Latkes:
    Make latkes. Top with spicy mayonnaise and a slice of smoked salmon. Garnish with capers or tofutti or regular sour cream.
  5. Spicy Mayonnaise:
    Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and chill.

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