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Can a Latke Crisis Teach Us Self-Restraint?

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Latkepalooza: Philly's Potato-Pancake Smackdown

Photograph courtesy of Abe Fisher.

Potato Latke with Gin-Cured Salmon, Pickled Beets and Boursin

Photograph and recipe courtesy of Abe Fisher.

How To Avoid Latke Fatigue

BAMcafe Indian Spiced Latke with Cauliflower Chutney & Crushed Cashew Nuts

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BAMcafe Indian Spiced Latke with Cauliflower Chutney & Crushed Cashew Nuts

Tonight will be the fifth night of Hanukkah, meaning I’m right on schedule. I have entered into the arena of latke fatigue — and perhaps you have to. It’s at this point in the holiday that I have had more than one too many classic, plain potato latkes. Many of them were delicious, made up of layers of pillowy shredded potatoes surrounded by perfectly crisp and crackly edges. But, at this point, both my mind and my palate are coated in a thick layer of oil and are in need of something new — a flavor to temper the richness of all the oil. If I were a chef on a cook-off show, this is when I would reach for the “acid,” to “balance the flavors.”

14 Ways of Looking at a Latke — Reimaging the Classic

While our blogger Temim Fruchter has been on the search for the perfect Hanukkah donut, I have been hunting down an unusual and creative gourmet latke as a reprieve from classic recipes. So far this year I have sampled 14 varieties – ranging from classic to topped with braised beef, purple potato to ginger and pork belly-stuffed (yes, pork belly, more on that later) – and while my desire for fried potatoes has been satisfied twice over, my appetite for a truly intriguing latke has only barely been whetted.

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