8 Best Latke Toppings for Hanukkah

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Slide over sour cream. Adios applesauce. We're in the mood for a latke topping upgrade this Chanukah. That's why we created these 8 easy and delicious ideas to take your latkes and tastebuds over the top. 

Start with Jamie's Latkes, then dress them up with your favorites below. Or, lay out a bunch of different toppings and let your friends and family choose their favorites.

And it's totally OK to lean on store-bought ingredients like olive tapenade or mango chutney. You're hard at work making crispy latkes, you deserve a break. Of course, if you want to go homemade, that's great, too.

APPLE AND PUMPKIN

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Here's a twist on the traditional applesauce: canned pumpkin, chopped apple, a dash of cinnamon, and a few Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

SMOKED SALMON

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Adult cocktail hors d’oeuvres or brunch without stress. Top latkes with smoked salmon, a dollop of horseradish, and a sprinkle of capers.

OLIVE TAPENADE

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Homemade or store-bought olive tapenade works well and gives your latkes an Italian twist.

NUT BUTTER AND APPLE

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Who knew your family's favorite snack also works on latkes? Nut butter and apple slices make a delicious and quick topper.

CREAM CHEESE AND HERB

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If you don't want to stray too far from sour cream, try a schmear of plain or flavored cream cheese and a sprinkling of your favorite chopped herbs.

MEAT SAUCE

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It's the latke that eats like a meal. Top with your favorite meat sauce or Jamie's Sloppy Joe sauce. Place a latke on top and you have a latke slider.

CHEESE AND MUSHROOM GRAVY

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We're borrowing this topping idea from our Canadian neighbors. This take on poutine (french fries, cheese curds, and gravy) is a must-try. Top with your favorite gravy, or add mushrooms to our Simple Pan Gravy recipe.

MANGO CHUTNEY

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Take a trip to the tropics in the middle of winter with a homemade or store-bought mango chutney, fresh mango and shredded coconut topping.

Now, which toppings are you ready to serve this Chanukah?

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