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8 Nights of Idaho Potato Latkes *Giveaway*

 

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The classic potato latke, fried to a crispy golden brown and emerging from the pan still sizzling, is a family favorite during Hanukkah and year round.  Although the standard ingredients are simple enough, I have seen versions with no added flour, sautéed onions, thick, fluffy, grated by hand, shredded or even mashed.  What makes a really great latke is a really great potato, which is why your search should start and end in Idaho.

Traditional Potato Latkes

Did you know that a Idaho potatoes are filled with nutrients?  Potatoes are a natural source of carbohydrates, an essential nutrient.  Potatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.  They also provide vitamin B6 and can be a valuable source of fiber if the skin is left on.

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Mashed Potato and Kale Idaho Potato Latkes

Idaho potatoes are particularly perfect for making fried potato latkes. While Idaho is a leading producer of Yukon Gold, Red and even Fingerlings, the Russet potato is best for frying so it is the best choice when preparing potato latkes for Hanukkah. Once you’ve got the right potato, the latke is still capable of surprising variety.  Once you master the basics you can really get creative…

Samosa Latkes

Jamie’s Samosa Latkes were one of the highlights of her second cookbook, (Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes).  She added ethnic spices and tender peas and this year I am planning a Hanukkah menu inspired by the flavors of India, who’s joining me?

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Asian Scallion Potato Pancakes

I love the flavors, colors and versatility of oriental cuisine and I am really excited about these delicious new Asian Scallion Idaho Potato Pancakes.  I typically serve with a soy and rice wine vinegar dip (with some chopped scallions) alongside Mushroom and Vegetable dumplings as an appetizer.

 

Cheese and Marinara Stuffed Latke

Shifra, the editor of Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine wrote a whole story on stuffed latkes a couple of years ago.  As a main course, this Marinara and Cheese Stuffed Latke is pizza-tively amazing!

Brussels Sprouts and Facon Latkes

Melinda, at Kitchen-Tested, brings home the facon by filling her latkes with Brussels sprouts and beef bacon.  Yummy!

sweet or savory cranberry latkes

Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes

With the once in a lifetime celebration of Thanksgivukkah this year, creative chefs are combining the best of Thanksgiving with Hanukkah culinary traditions.  I love the idea of adding the tartness of cranberries with the savory flavors of turkey and Idaho potatoes.

Smoked Turkey Rosti Latke

For another Thanksgivukkah recipe, especially ideal for the day after Thanksgiving, try these leftover turkey latkes made best with smoked turkey.

I hope you enjoy our 8 nights of Idaho potato latke recipes, see below on how to WIN:

Traditional Potato Latkes

Mashed Potato Kale Latkes

Samosa Latkes

Asian Scallion Potato Pancakes

Cheese and Marinara Stuffed Latkes

Cranberry Latkes

Idaho Potato, Brussels Sprouts and Facon Latkes

Roasted Turkey Latke with Cranberry Apple Sauce

This recipe roundup was sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Make sure to buy your potatoes with the Idaho Potato seal so that your latkes will be the best they can be.

 ***Giveaway***

Thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission for inspiring all these recipes and for offering the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.  Make sure to join us on Monday, 11/25 at 8:30 pm for a Hanukkah Chat on Twitter and the chance to win more prizes.

In the comments below fill in the blank: Hanukkah would not be complete without____.  And enter with Rafflecopter below.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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165 Responses to 8 Nights of Idaho Potato Latkes *Giveaway*

  1. Lots & Lots of Latkes!

  2. avatar says: Debby

    Hanukkah would not be complete without latkes.
    A new Maccabeats video is also welcome.

  3. avatar says: cindy

    Sufganiyot! Jelly donuts. I can’t stop eating them this time of year. My neighbor also makes donuts with caramel filling- the Israeli custom. My once a year jelly donut all you -I- can eat!

  4. avatar says: Rona

    Lighting the candles with my boys.

  5. avatar says: Jessie C.

    Sweet potato casserole.

  6. avatar says: Sara

    Gr8 recipie sleep them coming I have your other cook books
    Thank you!

  7. says: Jacqueline

    Lighting the Chanukah Menorah of course. The foods are great but would be meaningless with lighting the Hanukiah every night.

  8. avatar says: brocha

    caramel doughnuts!! ever since my oldest sister went to seminary in Israel and sent back caramel doughnuts, chanuka NEEDS them now! Wether from Israel, Chicago, Pomegrante or any of the other bakeries around the world, nothing says Chanuka like good caramel:)

  9. avatar says: leslie

    Hannukah would not be complete without all our children home and helping in the kitchen as we prepare gluten-free, egg free latkes…obviously from scratch!

  10. Chanukah would not be complete without LIGHT, the physical light of the menorah, and the spiritual light of the awesome miracles that Hashem performed for us…….and still does!!

  11. avatar says: Nechama

    without sufganiyot. i havent had one yet this year and i cant wait to eat them.

  12. chanukah is complete because i have my recently adopted two sons with me.

  13. avatar says: Miriam

    agree with Debby. Need a new Maccabeats video!!!

  14. avatar says: Jamie

    Family, latkes, singing, and the light of the menorah!

  15. avatar says: Beverly

    without family!

  16. avatar says: Lovey

    Hanukkah would not be complete without family. And latkes. We look forward to them all year.

  17. avatar says: Nechama

    um…a menorah!
    kinda crucial. ;)

  18. avatar says: Becca

    Hanukkah would not be complete without family

  19. avatar says: elana

    Hanukah would not be the same without MY FAMILY.
    I could not imagine any event or holiday without my husband and my son.

  20. avatar says: Rachel

    Chanukah would not be the same without a mean game of dreidel at my kitchen table.

  21. avatar says: Rachel

    Latkes and the Family to fry and eat them with.

  22. Lighting the chanukia and family.

  23. avatar says: meira

    sour cream! (for latkes)

  24. avatar says: Carolsue

    Blueberry Blintzes for breakfast!

  25. avatar says: Carolsue

    And it wouldn’t be complete without Matzoh Ball Soup for lunch

  26. It wouldn’t be complete without family and friends.

  27. avatar says: Iris

    Hanukkah would not be complete without latkes…!!

  28. avatar says: Carla S

    It wouldn’t be complete without latkes !

  29. avatar says: Laura F.

    Hannukkah would not be complete without my loving family around me.

  30. It wouldn’t be complete without family.

  31. Yummm! Potatoes are so versital!

  32. avatar says: Joe K

    Making me hungry….

  33. avatar says: maureen

    Friends and family to share the love.

  34. avatar says: Taryn T.

    It would not be the same without family :)

  35. Hanukkah would not be complete without family.

  36. Hanukkah would not be complete without friends & family.

  37. avatar says: Kelly D

    Hanukkah would not be complete without chocolate coins.

  38. It wouldn’t be complete without family.

  39. avatar says: Carolyn

    It would not be complete without family!!!

  40. Chanukah would not be complete without my Mother’s handmade sweet potato and onion latkes that I absolutely love with apple sauce! She’s been making them every year since I was little and would be her little helper and continues to make them now that I’m and adult – it’s a tradition.

  41. Hanukkah would not be complete without prayer.

  42. avatar says: Amber

    It would be complete without my loudmouth mom!

  43. Getting together with my Family!

  44. avatar says: molly

    my family of course!

  45. avatar says: Natalie

    It would not be complete without latkes!

  46. It wouldn’t be complete without family.

  47. It would not be complete without Family

  48. avatar says: Nancy

    Hanukkah would not be complete without family.

  49. avatar says: Elena

    without family!

  50. avatar says: Daniel M

    without the family!

  51. It wouldn’t be complete without latkes :+)

  52. Hanukkah would not be complete without applesauce and sour cream on latkes. However this year, there won’t be any sour cream on the first day for kosher, American Jews!

  53. avatar says: Susan G

    without latkes and family!

  54. avatar says: Jennifer

    without love and laughter.

  55. Without family there with us.

  56. avatar says: April V.

    Chocolate marshmallow dreidles.

  57. avatar says: ky2here

    Everyone has already taken the obvious, so let’s go with Kreplach (with a nod to Bette Midler who normalized it in the 70′s).

  58. avatar says: Cynthia C

    Family and friends

  59. avatar says: kim s

    Idaho Potato Latkes! Thank you :-)

  60. family being together

  61. Sufganiyot! And latkes, of course… thanks for the great giveaway!

  62. Hanukkah would not be complete without the family gatherings

  63. avatar says: Shannon

    Lighting the menorah!

  64. Hanukkah would not be complete without potato latkes.

  65. Hanukkah would not be complete without latkes

  66. avatar says: brandy g.

    Hannukah would not be complete without a menorah.

  67. avatar says: Lasonda

    without family.

  68. avatar says: skkorman

    Hanukkah would not be complete without my family (human AND feline)!

  69. avatar says: Liz W.

    I do love Jelly Doughnuts!

  70. avatar says: Elena

    potato latkes!

  71. without all the family!

  72. great food and all my family and friends.

  73. Hanukkah would not be complete without candles.

  74. my family and friends

  75. avatar says: Nycole

    LATKES!
    knycks1(at)aol(dot)com

  76. It would not be complete without latkes and family

  77. Hannukah would not be complete with family!

  78. avatar says: Melissa

    family and potato latkes!

  79. Candles, oil and latkes!

  80. avatar says: Lori

    Hanukkah needs family. :)

  81. avatar says: Rebecca

    Channukah would not be complete without the singing and dancing to Maoz Tzur following candlelighting. Can’t wait!

  82. avatar says: Carla

    Latkes & cheese blintzes.

  83. avatar says: joni

    ..friends and family.

  84. avatar says: Karen

    family family FAMILY!!

  85. Taking time with family to remember why we celebrate

  86. avatar says: Leila

    Hanukkah would not be complete without family and latkes!

  87. i am not sure what the holiday is all about! but i know our holidays wouldnt be complete with out lots of different potato dishes! potato salad,sweet potatos,and more!

  88. It would not be complete without family and friends!

  89. Hanukkah would not be complete without my family.

  90. avatar says: Laura

    chocolate and my family

  91. avatar says: sully1128

    Hanukkah would not be complete without latkes and jelly donuts!

  92. Hanukkah would not be complete without family. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep. Thanks :)

  93. avatar says: Geoff K

    Hanukkah would not be complete without family traditions, love, and laughter around the dinner table.

  94. avatar says: Regina M

    Idaho potato Latkes and family.

  95. Hanukkah would not be complete without potato pancakes and my family!

  96. says: Tina

    latkes…i am so interested to try the samosa latkes soon!

  97. Hanukkah would not be complete without my family.

  98. It would not be complete without loved ones.

  99. Hanukkah would not be complete without food and family

  100. Latkes, family and singing

  101. avatar says: Angela W

    without family!

  102. Adam Sandler lol j/k my Family of course

  103. latkes and family!

  104. Latkes and lighting the menorah.

  105. Hanukkah would not be complete without lots of friends and family

  106. Hanukkah would not be complete without the family.

  107. It would not be complete without family.

  108. avatar says: Bryan E.

    Thanks for the giveaway… family, friends, & Idaho Potato Latkes !

  109. avatar says: Sand

    Without family & without latkes!

  110. avatar says: Sarah L

    Without family!
    Thanks for the contest.

  111. avatar says: Tamara

    Without family! It’s the most important thing.

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